The Seahawks returned home for a matchup against the Chicago Bears at Qwest Field, and the news surrounding the team all week was regarding the number of injuries the team had sustained so early in the season.
But by kickoff of Sunday, all attention was turned towards Seattle’s new green jerseys, which they wore for the first time.
No matter what color the jersey, T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s name stretches the entire width of his broad shoulders.
Patrick Kerney was menacing in green as he waited for his name to be called during player introductions.
Safety Jordan Babineaux was amped up as he entered the field to the roar of the 12th Man.
All-pro left tackle Walter Jones did not play for the third week of the season, but hopes to return to action soon.
Seattle scored first when Julius Jones broke a tackle and raced 39-yards up the right side for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Receiver Nate Burleson had to fend off a Chicago defender on one of his game-high nine receptions.
Head coach Jim Mora makes a point to first-year referee Don Carey, who tried to sort out the confusion after a play that featured multiple penalties.
Lawyer Milloy (36) and Travis Fisher (28) work on the outside during a punt return.
Even the Sea Gals got into the green spirit, wearing their own versions of the third jersey.
Seattle kicker Olindo Mare was 4-6 on field goals, but missed two in the third quarter.
Rookie linebacker Aaron Curry continued to make things happen on defense, including forcing a fumble by Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler.
Teammate Cory Redding recovered Cutler’s fumble.
Curry celebrates his big play as Redding (background) heads to the Seattle sidelines with the ball.
The game was hard hitting and physical. Seattle’s C.J. Wallace punishes Chicago return specialist Johnny Knox in the second half.
Wallace celebrates with the fans after his big hit.
Olindo Mare’s 46-yard field goal with five minutes left sailed through the uprights and gave the Seahawks a 19-17 lead.
However, Chicago drove the length of the field and Bears receiver Devin Hester caught a pass between a Seattle defenders and raced for a 36-yard touchdown that made the difference.