Here’s a look back at ten of the most memorable meaningful action photos of the season.
Marshawn Lynch Flips into the End Zone (Seahawks vs. Atlanta, October 2, 2011).
Marshawn Lynch decided to "flip" himself into the end zone at the end of an 11-yard touchdown run against the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field.
Seahawks defense forces Eli Manning to fumble (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
Seattle's visit to New York resulted in one of their best victories of the season which featured Chris Clemons forcing Giants quarterback Eli Manning to fumble.
Doug Baldwin’s Crowd Silencing Touchdown (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin played fearlessly against New York, and his 27-yard touchdown reception from Charlie Whitehurst with 2:37 left in the game silenced the pro-Giants crowd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Brandon Browner’s Pick-Six Seals the Win (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
With the Seahawks trying to protect a fragile lead late in the game at the New York Giants, the defensive backfield came up big in the final minutes. An Eli Manning pass intended for Victor Cruz was tipped by Kam Chancellor and intercepted by Brandon Browner, who raced 94-yards for a game-sealing touchdown.
Chris Clemons Smiling and Sacking (Seahawks at Chicago, December 18, 2012)
Chris Clemons smiles as he sacks Chicago quarterback Caleb Haney during Seattle's victory at Chicago. Clemons equaled his 2010 output with 11 sacks again in 2011.
Big Red Heads to the House (Seahawks at Chicago, December 18, 2011)
Big Red Bryant does his best high step as he returns an interception to the end zone for a touchdown in the Seahawks 38-14 victory at Soldier Field.
“Feetball” (Seahawks vs. San Francisco, December 24, 2011)
Seattle's Marshawn Lynch reaches the ball into the end zone amid a sea of feet for a touchdown during the divisional battle with the San Francisco 49ers on Christmas Eve at CenturyLink Field.
Heath Farwell’s Blocked Punt (Seahawks vs. San Francisco, December 24, 2011).
Heath Farwell joined the Seahawks during the 2011 season and made a huge impact on special teams. His blocked punt against San Francisco set up a touchdown by Marshawn Lynch, the first rushing touchdown the 49ers had given up all season.
D-Backs Double-Team (Seahawks at Arizona, January 1, 2012)
Cornerback Brandon Browner and safety Earl Thomas both earned Pro Bowl honors for the 2011 season, and plays like this double-team against Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald in Week 17 were part of the reason why.
Rocket Launches (Seahawks at Arizona, January 1, 2012)
Rookie Ricardo Lockette earned his way into the active roster in Week 16 and wasted no time making his mark. This juggling catch on a deep route resulted in a 61-yard touchdown against the Cardinals. His season totals? Two catches for 105 yards (52.5 ypc) and a touchdown. Expect big things from Lockette in 2012.
The Seahawks, fresh off of an impressive upset of the Baltimore Ravens, headed to St. Louis to face their familiar division foe at the Edward Jones Dome.
In the visitors locker room at the Edward Jones Dome, tight end Anthony McCoy sat alone with his thoughts in the minutes before the Seahawks took the field.
With less than a week to prepare to start in place of injured right guard John Moffitt, veteran Paul McQuistan was still reviewing his playbook in the locker room before the game.
The Rams were determined to test Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner early and often, and he made a pass defense on former Washington State receiver Brandon Gibson.
St. Louis defensive back Quintin Mikell intercepted a pass from Tarvaris Jackson but then found himself face-to-face with Seahawks lineman Robert Gallery.
Seattle ran the ball successfully for the third game in a row, with Marshawn Lynch doing the lion's share of the work.
Seattle's big defensive linemen Alan Branch and Red Bryant celebrate after stopping Rams running back Steven Jackson.
Safety Earl Thomas gets pumped after the defense held St. Louis to a three-and-out.
Linebacker K.J. Wright corrals St. Louis tight end Stephen Spach in the first half as the defense kept the Rams off the field.
Receiver Sidney Rice fought is way into the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown reception from Tarvaris Jackson to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan continued his fine play, landing four punts inside the St. Louis 20-yard line.
Leon Washington returns a punt 37 yards along the Seahawks sideline.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin continued his knack for finding open spaces, and his 35-yard catch late in the first half kept a Seahawks scoring drive alive.
Defensive end Chris Clemons wreaked havoc on the Rams, here creating a sack and fumble by St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford.
Red Bryant applied pressure on Bradford as well.
Raheem Brock joined the pressure party, chasing Bradford out of the pocket on this play.
Brandon Browner got the best of Rams receiver Brandon Lloyd on this pass along the Seahawks sideline.
With a lead, the Seahawks defense was free to pressure Bradford, and Roy Lewis got the sack on this play.
Defensive end Red Bryant rumbles upfield with the football after intercepting a tipped pass by Sam Bradford in the fourth quater.
Head coach Pete Carroll congratulates Bryant after the interception.
Chris Clemons claimed his third sack of the game and caused his second fumble which was recovered by David Hawthorne.
Seahawks fans were well-represented in St. Louis, and they gathered behind the team's bench in the fourth quarter to show their support.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and head coach Pete Carroll share a laugh in the game's waning moments.
In the locker room after the game, defensive captain Red Bryant spoke to the team, urging them to keep working hard and improving, focusing only one week at a time.
The Seahawks traveled to Dallas in Week Nine, and fell to the Cowboys 23-13.
Players boarded the team's Hawaiian Airlines charter under cloudy skies in Seattle.
On three day road trips, the team does a brief walkthru practice at a local school then visits the stadium for a quick look at the surroundings. Making this trip unusual on Saturday was Cowboys Stadium was full of fans as part of enhanced tour. Punter Jon Ryan is protected from curious fans as he takes in sight lines from the hashmarks.
On Saturday evening, coach Carroll sat in a far corner of the team's meal room, taking notes before the team's final meeting of the night.
Game day arrives and under the roof of Cowboys Stadium, Seahawks defensive backs huddle before pregame warmups.
Visiting players, including Texas native Earl Thomas, walk through an exclusive fan area lit by a large star as they make their way from locker room to the field.
Texas natives and honorary captains Clint Gresham (49) and Russell Okung (76) joined season captains Tarvaris Jackson (7) and Michael Robinson (26) for the coin toss.
Seattle's defense started tough, with Leroy Hill (56) and K.J Wright (50) combining to stop Dallas running back DeMarco Murray.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch doled out early punishment and knocked off the helmet of Cowboys safety Barry Church on a first half run.
Seattle native and Dallas Mavericks star Jason Terry (center) watched from an end zone suite, and saluted Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane during a timeout.
Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson fires a pass towards the sideline.
Head coach Pete Carroll congratulates Heath Farwell after a special teams tackle.
Safety Kam Chancellor dives but could only come up with the towel of Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray on this play.
Seahawks cornerback Roy Lewis came up with the football after Richard Sherman's hard hit forced Dallas' Dez Bryant to fumble near the goal line.
It's said that everything is bigger in Texas, and in Dallas that includes stationing dancers high above the field on elevated stages near the roof of the stadium.
Marshawn Lynch ran, rumbled and rolled for 135 yards on 23 carries, one of the bright spots for the Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch reaches the ball over the goal line for Seattle's lone touchdown on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson scrambles and is brought down in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch sits on the turf after being tackled and losing his helmet.
The noon kickoff meant that the Seahawks boarded their return charter in the fading Texas light.
On the return flight to Seattle, offensive line coach Tom Cable was already going over game video with rookie right guard John Moffitt as staff and players wasted no time working to find ways to improve.
The Seahawks came off their bye week looking for a second straight road win, this time visiting the Cleveland Browns.
Seahawks players relax in the lobby of the team hotel in-between meetings on Saturday in Cleveland.
The team took charter buses to Case Western Reserve University for their Saturday walk-thru on a field located between picturesque campus dormitories.
On Sunday, defensive lineman Alan Branch was on the field hours before kickoff, playing a little air guitar before taking on the Browns in the city that houses the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Deon Butler signed autographs for members of the 12th MAN who attended the road game.
Starting running back Marshawn Lynch took the field for pregame warmups before back issues prevented him from playing.
Red Bryant, the heart and soul of the Seahawks defense, fired up his teammates on the field during pregame.
Newly signed free-agent Heath Farwell heads out of the tunnel with the team during pregame introductions.
Seattle quarterback Charlie Whitehurst had a tough day and was sacked three times including this nine-yard loss in the game's opening drive.
Whitehurst was hit from behind and lost the ball on a fumble on this second quarter play.
Seattle's defense pressured Cleveland's offense all afternoon, and Red Bryant put a hard knock on Colt McCoy during the first half.
Colt McCoy is sacked by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who was flagged for a personal foul on the play.
Head referee Mike Carey announces the penalty against Chancellor as Seattle's Chris Clemons seeks an explanation.
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman upends Cleveland tight end Evan Moore.
Kam Chancellor and Leroy Hill celebrate a stop on third down during the second quarter.
Seattle's Chris Clemons continued his fine play with two quarterback sacks of Cleveland's Colt McCoy.
Seahawks medical staff attends to cornerback Walter Thurmond, who suffered a season-ending leg injury.
The Seahawks defense stood stout and David Hawthorne intercepted a McCoy pass deep in Seattle territory.
Leon Washington broke free on a punt return for an apparent touchdown that would have given the Seahawks the lead, but officals flagged Kennard Cox for an illegal block on the play.
Sidney Rice looks for the end zone on Seattle's lone excursion into Cleveland's red zone. The Seahawks were forced to settle for a field goal.
Red Bryant (79) blocked two field goals on the afternoon, including this key block in the fourth quarter.
Red Bryant celebrates with teammates Raheem Brock, David Vobora, and Sidney Rice after blocking the field goal.
Wide receiver Mike Williams fights but can't reach a ball thrown to him in double coverage on Seattle's final drive.
Offensive tackle Russell Okung leaves the sideline at the end of the 6-3 loss.
Head coach Pete Carroll walked through the locker room and spoke to each player after the game.
The Seahawks traveled across the country to take on the 3-1 New York Giants hoping to erase a string of losses in games that kicked off at 10 am Pacific Time.
The Seahawks held a brief walk-thru at a New Jersey High School that featured a football stadium atop a building. The multisport field featured elevated views of New York City, including the Empire State Building, which peeks above the trees.
On game day, the Seahawks return specialists gathered before taking the field for pregame warmups.
Each team in the NFL selects one home game during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Giants chose this week. The Seahawks wore their pink gear for the second week in a row and wide receiver Golden Tate donned his pink gloves before leaving the locker room.
Seattle's defense swarmed Giants quarterback Eli Manning, causing this first quarter fumble, which was caused by Chris Clemons and recovered by Earl Thomas.
Seattle's Alan Branch celebrates after sacking Manning.
Walter Thurmond replaced an injured Marcus Trufant at cornerback, and knocked away this pass intended for New York's Mario Manningham.
Marshawn Lynch outruns Giants defenders on his way to a 47-yard run that set up his one-yard touchdown on the ensuing play.
Seattle's Chris Clemons continued his outstanding play with a sack of New York quarterback Eli Manning.
Chris Clemons celebrates his sack of Manning.
Seattle's defense continued to be stout against the run as Anthony Hargrove stuffed New York's D.J. Ware for a safety in the third quarter.
A few of the loyal members of the 12th MAN at MetLife Stadium celebrate Seattle's safety.
Rookie wide receiver Doug Baldwin also continued his fine play, leading Seattle receivers with eight receptions.
Doug Baldwin serves up a stiff arm to the face of New York's Aaron Ross in the second half.
After starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson left the game with an injury, Charlie Whitehurst led the Seahawks offense.
Baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a 27-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Whitehurst to give the Seahawks a 29-25 lead in the fourth quarter.
New York's Victor Cruz made this grab along the right sideline to put the Giants deep into Seattle territory as they threatened to regain the lead in the final minutes.
With 1:25 left in the game, Manning's pass to Cruz is knocked by Seattle's Kam Chancellor and intercepted by Brandon Browner at the six-yard line.
Browner takes off upfield, racing 94 yards for a touchdown to insure Seattle's improbably victory.
The Seahawks bench, including head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, erupts as Browner races up the sideline on his way to the end zone.
Browner celebrates in the end zone as a New Jersey police officer looks on.
New York had one final possession but when Kam Chancellor intercepted Eli Manning's pass with 24 seconds left in the game, head coach Pete Carroll jumped for joy.
Assistant coach Sherman Smith and head coach Pete Carroll were all smiles as they left the field after the victory.
No one was happier than the players, however, as Anthony Hargrove showed as he ran towards the locker room after the game.
Jubilant wide receiver Sidney Rice was all smiles as he high-fived a photographer on his way off the field.
In the locker room, happy players, coaches and staff members celebrated as head coach Pete Carroll addressed the team.
Despite the tremendous victory, Seahawks players and coaches know there is still much work to do. Even with an upcoming bye week, linebacker David Hawthorne was already watching game tape in the dark on the team's return flight to Seattle.
The Seahawks faced the visiting Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field, with both teams looking to even their 2-2 records with a victory. The NFL honors National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October of every year, and the field, players and fans were decked out in pink for the game.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniforms were adorned with pink and these ribbons were worn by coaches and staff members on the sidelines.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice sported a pink cap during the pregame stretch that he wore under his helmet during the game.
Taima the Seahawk flies from the tunnel with the players ready to follow during pregame introductions.
Sidney Rice scored Seattle's first touchdown on this 52-yard reception from quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during the second quarter.
Special teamers Jeron Johnson (32) and Michael Robinson make (26) a tackle on Atlanta kick returner Eric Weems.
Defensive backs Brandon Browner (39) and Earl Thomas (29) sandwich Atlanta's Michael Turner.
Running back Justin Forsett slides by Atlanta defender Curtis Lofton during the second quarter.
Defensive lineman Alan Branch celebrates with teammate Earl Thomas after they stopped Atlanta's Michael Turner for a two-yard loss in the third quarter.
The 12th MAN got rowdy in the second half as the Seahawks rallied from a 24-7 halftime deficit.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch flips into the end zone at the end of his 11-yard touchdown run that cut Atlanta's lead to 27-21 with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Marshawn Lynch punctuates his 11-yard touchdown run with a flip into the end zone.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice pumps up the crowd.
The Sea Gals were pretty in pink as they donned cowboy hats for a routine.
Brandon Browner puts a hard hit on Atlanta's Julio Jones.
Browner celebrates his hit on Jones.
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas keeps his eyes wide open as he tracks down Atlanta's Michael Turner.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson scrambles up the middle for 13 yards in the fourth quarter.
Seattle's young offensive line protected quarterback Tarvaris Jackson all day, allowing no sacks as Jackson had time to pile up 319 yards and three touchdowns.
As the 12th MAN turned up the volume in the fourth quarter, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan had to shout signals to his teammates.
Seattle's defense stiffened in the second half and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley exhorted his players late in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka watches his 61-yard field goal sail left with 13 seconds left in the game.
First-year receiver Doug Baldwin sits alone on the bench after the Seahawks furious second half rally fell short, resulting in a 30-28 defeat.