Seattle traveled to Chicago to face the Bears in a NFC Divisional Playoff game at Soldier Field, where for the second week in a row they were vast underdogs. After two amazing weeks of football, the Seahawks run came to an end on a frozen, snowy day in the Windy City.
Crowds of Seahawks fans cheered from roadside and along freeway overpasses as the team's caravan of buses headed from the VMAC to the airport on Friday.
The Seahawks arrived in Chicago to snow on the ground and temperatures in the 20's.
On Saturday, the team did their walk-thru at an indoor facility at Northwestern University before a quick trip to Soldier Field where head coach Pete Carroll took a walk near midfield.
On Sunday morning, Carroll greeted fans in the lobby of the team hotel before boarding a charter bus headed for the stadium.
Members of the equipment staff adjust the cleats of receiver Brandon Stokley before the game.
Long-snapper Clint Gresham warmed up on a stationary bike near the sinks in the locker room.
Leon Washington "taps in" on his way to the field.
Tight ends Cameron Morrah and John Carlson get together in the tunnel before heading to the field.
The Seahawks gathered around Lawyer Milloy before taking the field for kickoff.
Matt Hasselbeck fires a pass to tight end John Carlson, who gained 14 yards on the play before being injured and removed from the game with a concussion.
Seattle's defense tried to swarm around Chicago running back Matt Forte.
Chicago's Matt Forte flies over the pile near the goal line, but Seattle's defense stopped him short.
As snow continued to fall, Soldier Field's grounds crew worked hard to keep field markings visible.
Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant breaks up a pass over the middle intended for Chicago's Earl Bennett.
Wide receiver Ben Obomanu is tackled after a 12-yard reception from Matt Hasselbeck.
Brandon Stokley, who had eight catches for 85 yards to lead the Seahawks, dives ahead for more yardage.
Seattle caught a break when a pass tipped by Chicago's Charles Tillman is caught by the Seahawks' Mike Williams in the end zone for a touchdown.
Williams celebrates the touchdown, which made the score 35-17 in favor of the Bears.
Head coach Pete Carroll paces the sidelines as his team scored 21 fourth quarter points, but it wasn't enough.
As a NFL Films microphone looms above, Carroll hugs quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the locker room after the game. At left is quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch, and at right is receiver's coach Kippy Brown.
Defensive captain Lofa Tatupu, who recovered from a concussion in time to play in the game, is consoled by Carroll in the locker room as the season came to an end.