September 27, 2011 – 10:00 am
The Seahawks returned home to play their first regular season game at the renamed CenturyLink Field, hoping to turn around an 0-2 start to the season.
Rookie linebacker K.J. Wright readies for his first home game in front of the 12th MAN.
Head coach Pete Carroll strolls on the field under bright sunny skies before the game. However, two heavy squalls showered the field with rain during the first half.
Players gather in the shower for a pregame prayer.
Defensive end Red Bryant has inspiring words for the team before they take the field.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice "taps in" as he leaves the locker room to head to the field for pregame introductions.
Strong safety Kam Chancellor heads out onto the field amid fog, pyrotechnics and the roar of the 12th MAN.
As heavy rains drenched CenturyLink Field, offensive linemen James Carpenter, John Moffitt and Max Unger (blocking Arizona's Darnell Dockett) fought to protect quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.
Seahawks safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas bring down Arizona's Chester Taylor.
Head coach Pete Carroll winds up the 12th MAN during the first half.
Running back Marshawn Lynch regained some of his "Beast Mode" swagger as the Seahawks rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time this season.
Leon Washington provided the lightning to Lynch's thunder, breaking off a 21-yard gain.
However, one of the best runs of the day game courtesy of Tarvaris Jackson, who on this run alternately wove then pounded his way into the end zone for Seattle's only touchdown.
Meanwhile, Seattle's defense was stout against the Arizona offense. Neither Alan Branch (99), Anthony Hargrove (94) or Clinton McDonald (69) were on the team last season, but contributed on this tackle.
Seattle's Chris Clemons swings Arizona's Alfonso Smith by the jersey for a tackle.
Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb scrambled, only to be hammered by Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill.
Seattle's Red Bryant celebrates a tackle for loss with teammate Clinton McDonald.
Special teams had their moments too, including downing this 66-yard Jon Ryan punt down inside the Arizona five-yard line.
Seattle's Sidney Rice heads up the sidelines on a 23-yard pass reception from Tarvaris Jackson in the fourth quarter. Rice finished his first regular season game as a Seahawk with eight catches for 109 yards.
Sehawks defenders including K.J. Wright (leaping) celebrate Kam Chancellor's late interception that killed a Arizona drive in Seahawks territory and helped seal the victory.
Tarvaris Jackson and Kam Chancellor congratulate each other in the locker room after the victory.
The Seahawks gather together in their locker room after head coach Pete Carroll's post game comments.
Tags: Alan Branch
, Anthony Hargrove
, Chris Clemons
, Clinton McDonald
, Earl Thomas
, James Carpenter
, John Moffitt
, Kam Chancellor
, Leon Washington
, Marshawn Lynch
, Max Unger
, Pete Carroll
, Red Bryant
, Seattle Seahawks
, Sidney Rice
, Tarvaris Jackson
, Tom Cable
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