Seahawks vs. Detroit: Coming Back from Adversity

The Seahawks returned to Qwest Field seeking a victory over the visiting Detroit Lions on Military Appreciation Day.

Members of all branches of the military, including those from the Navy pictured here, were represented on the field during pregame festivities.

Shelly, a member of the Sea Gals, sang a stirring rendition of God Bless America prior to kickoff.

Seattle’s offensive linemen gathered during pregame warmups.

Defensive end Lawrence Jackson emerged from the tunnel bearing the American flag during introductions.

Seattle’s special teams rises to try and block a field goal attempt by Detroit’s Jason Hanson, which was no-good.

Once the game began, Detroit took an early lead, but Seattle’s defense stiffened, and held the Lions to only three points after the first quarter. On this play, cornerback Marcus Trufant challenged Detroit’s Calvin Johnson on a high ball, and the ball fell incomplete.

Seattle’s hard-knock defense found Seahawks Josh Wilson and Leroy Hill upending Detroit’s Brandon Pettigrew.

David Hawthorne, who has earned the starting middle linebacker position after the season-ending injury to Lofa Tatupu, celebrates after intercepting one of the two passes on the day.

Running back Julius Jones flies along the sideline after a long gain as John Carlson makes a block.

Linebackers D.D. Lewis and David Hawthorne celebrate after Hawthorne’s second interception.

Cornerback Marcus Trufant smiles after collecting an interception as assistant coach Dan Quinn gets pumped on the sidelines.

Cornerback Josh Wilson ended any hopes of a Detroit comeback when he intercepted this pass late in the game. It was the fifth interception of the game for the Seattle defense.

Wilson races upfield after the interception.

With the interception return for a touchdown, Wilson capped a gut-check comeback for the Seahawks, who found themselves behind 17-0 early in the game, only to come back to win, 32-20.

Wilson is mobbed in the end zone after his “Pick-Six” sealed the win.


In the locker room after the game, head coach Jim Mora congratulated quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, whose record setting day led the offense.

Hands are joined as players, coaches and staff kneel for a post-game prayer.

Players join hands one final time after the victory before turning their thoughts to their next foe, the Arizona Cardinals.


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