The Seahawks returned to the supposedly friendly confines of Qwest Field to face the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who brought a 1-12 record across the country with them.
In the Seattle locker room, Seahawks P.R. assistant Rich Gonzales wrote the names of the offensive starters in the order they would be introduced during pregame.
Defensive end Patrick Kerney studied at his locker before taking the field.
Rookie defensive end Nick Reed got his jersey adjusted over his shoulder pads in the locker room.
Linebacker Aaron Curry was a study in concentration before the game.
Linebackers Leroy Hill and David Hawthorne combined to make a tackle.
Running back Justin Forsett took advantage of a big hole and raced up the middle for a long gain in the first half.
Losing a shoe didn’t stop T.J. Houshmandzadeh from heading upfield after the catch.
Tampa Bay’s Derrick Ward was met head on by Seattle’s Darryl Tapp as Aaron Curry helped.
Brandon Mebane, Craig Terrill and Aaron Curry celebrated when Tampa Bay missed a field goal.
The Sea Gals were in fine holiday form as they performed between quarters.
Tampa Bay’s defense flew around and stopped Justin Forsett on this run play in the second half.
Tight end John Carlson scored on a touchdown reception from Matt Hasselbeck, Carlson’s second scoring play in two weeks.
Tampa Bay tight end Jerramy Stevens has a pass knocked away at the last second by Seattle’s Lawyer Milloy in the second half.
Seattle’s defense forced Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman to cough up the ball on a blitz.
On this holiday week, even the Seahawks Santas couldn’t find anything to smile about in the 24-7 loss at Qwest Field.