Here’s a look back at ten of the most memorable meaningful action photos of the season.
Marshawn Lynch Flips into the End Zone (Seahawks vs. Atlanta, October 2, 2011).
Marshawn Lynch decided to "flip" himself into the end zone at the end of an 11-yard touchdown run against the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field.
Seahawks defense forces Eli Manning to fumble (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
Seattle's visit to New York resulted in one of their best victories of the season which featured Chris Clemons forcing Giants quarterback Eli Manning to fumble.
Doug Baldwin’s Crowd Silencing Touchdown (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin played fearlessly against New York, and his 27-yard touchdown reception from Charlie Whitehurst with 2:37 left in the game silenced the pro-Giants crowd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Brandon Browner’s Pick-Six Seals the Win (Seahawks at NY Giants, October 9, 2011)
With the Seahawks trying to protect a fragile lead late in the game at the New York Giants, the defensive backfield came up big in the final minutes. An Eli Manning pass intended for Victor Cruz was tipped by Kam Chancellor and intercepted by Brandon Browner, who raced 94-yards for a game-sealing touchdown.
Chris Clemons Smiling and Sacking (Seahawks at Chicago, December 18, 2012)
Chris Clemons smiles as he sacks Chicago quarterback Caleb Haney during Seattle's victory at Chicago. Clemons equaled his 2010 output with 11 sacks again in 2011.
Big Red Heads to the House (Seahawks at Chicago, December 18, 2011)
Big Red Bryant does his best high step as he returns an interception to the end zone for a touchdown in the Seahawks 38-14 victory at Soldier Field.
“Feetball” (Seahawks vs. San Francisco, December 24, 2011)
Seattle's Marshawn Lynch reaches the ball into the end zone amid a sea of feet for a touchdown during the divisional battle with the San Francisco 49ers on Christmas Eve at CenturyLink Field.
Heath Farwell’s Blocked Punt (Seahawks vs. San Francisco, December 24, 2011).
Heath Farwell joined the Seahawks during the 2011 season and made a huge impact on special teams. His blocked punt against San Francisco set up a touchdown by Marshawn Lynch, the first rushing touchdown the 49ers had given up all season.
D-Backs Double-Team (Seahawks at Arizona, January 1, 2012)
Cornerback Brandon Browner and safety Earl Thomas both earned Pro Bowl honors for the 2011 season, and plays like this double-team against Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald in Week 17 were part of the reason why.
Rocket Launches (Seahawks at Arizona, January 1, 2012)
Rookie Ricardo Lockette earned his way into the active roster in Week 16 and wasted no time making his mark. This juggling catch on a deep route resulted in a 61-yard touchdown against the Cardinals. His season totals? Two catches for 105 yards (52.5 ypc) and a touchdown. Expect big things from Lockette in 2012.
The Seahawks traveled to the Valley of the Sun for the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Both teams sought a victory to finish the season with an 8-8 record, but the Cardinals prevailed in overtime, 23-20.
The roster says he's a rookie but receiver Ricardo Lockette looked All-Pro in a three-piece suit as he boarded the team charter.
Upon arrival in Phoenix, Tarvaris Jackson walks from the plane to the buses in the warm sunshine.
On game day, injured left tackle Russell Okung talks with general manager John Schneider during the early warmup period.
Rookie receiver Doug Baldwin listens to music as they players make final preparations to take the field.
Players including Chris Maragos gather for their traditional team prayer shortly before leaving the locker room prior to kickoff.
Chris Clemons takes a moment to himself on the sidelines as the Seahawks wait for the Cardinals to be introduced.
Leon Washington is brought down after a gain in the first quarter.
Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson stiff-arms Arizona's Daryl Washington in the backfield.
Arizona's dangerous receiver Larry Fitzgerald is brought down by Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne, who led Seattle's defense with nine tackles.
Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch breaks through to sack Arizona quarterback John Skelton.
Running back Leon Washington dives for the corner of the end zone to score Seattle's first touchdown on a 48-yard run in the third quarter.
Cornerback Brandon Browner (39) and safety Earl Thomas (29) both leap high to prevent a completion to Arizona's intended receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
David Hawthorne's hard hit on Arizona's Andre Roberts sent the Cardinal receiver's helmet flying.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman races down the left sideline after intercepting a pass that set up a Seattle field goal.
Atari Bigby put a big hit on Arizona's kickoff returner A.J. Jefferson with the help of Earl Thomas.
Seattle's biggest offensive highlight came when rookie receiver Ricardo Lockette made a juggling one-handed catch for a 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was pumped after Lockette's touchdown tied the game at 20-20 in the fourth quarter.
Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald showed why he's one of the best in the game, hauling in three catches on the final drive of overtime.
Seattle's Red Bryant had blocked three field goals already this season, but couldn't get his big hands on the final kick in overtime.
In the quiet locker room after the game, players brought their hands together for the final time of the 2011 season.
Head coach Pete Carroll spoke on the phone as the team boarded the charter bound for Seattle after the game.
Each member of the team's traveling party has a name plate above their seat, and the Seahawks Director of Video Thom Fermstad's was waiting for him on his final road trip. Fermstad is retiring after the season and has been with the club since Day One of its existence.
Monday Night Football returned to Seattle for the first time since 2007, and the Seahawks did not disappoint as they defeated the St. Louis Rams, 30-13 at CenturyLink Field.
In the broadcast booth hours before the game, microphones waited for Monday Night Football announcers Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron “Jaws” Jaworski.
Monday Night Football play-by-play man Mike Tirico reviews his notes in the booth long before the stands at CenturyLink Field were filled with members of the 12thMAN.
Safety Earl Thomas warms up on the field as the last of the December sun fell on CenturyLink Field.
Skittles-mania has overtaken Seattle thanks to Marshawn Lynch, and sure enough, a bag could be found in the depths of his locker before the game.
Marshawn Lynch greets his mom on the sidelines during pregame. When asked about the Skittles habit after the game, Lynch replied, "you've got to ask my Mama."
Head coach Pete Carroll speaks briefly to the team before they took the field.
Customarily one of the last players to leave the locker room, Marshawn Lynch "taps in" as head coach Pete Carroll follows.
Chris Clemons, who Pete Carroll identifies as a key acquisition last season, stares into the television camera before leaving the tunnel during pregame introductions.
Defensive lineman Alan Branch and linebacker K.J. Wright combine to put a vicious hit on St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford.
Michael Robinson scooped up Doug Baldwin's blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown, setting the tone for the Seahawks victory.
Members of the Seahawks special teams celebrate in the end zone after they blocked a punt for a touchdown.
This member of the 12th MAN didn't feel the need for a hat in the winter cold, he just painted a helmet on his bald head instead.
St. Louis safety Darian Stewart lost his helmet in an effort to bring down Seattle receiver Ben Obomanu.
Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner collected his team-high fifth interception of the season, sitting in wait for a route he remembered from the two teams first meeting in St. Louis earlier in the season.
Doug Baldwin continued to improve and impress as he not only caught seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, but also blocked a punt that the Seahawks returned for a touchdown.
Tight end Zach Miller has been a stalwart blocking for the running game, but also caught two passes against St. Louis.
Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, Brandon Mebane and his teammates dominated the Rams for the second time this season.
Safeties Earl Thomas and Atari Bigby celebrate after forcing St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford into an intentional grounding penalty in the red zone.
Seattle's running game features Marshawn Lynch, who went "Beast Mode" in the second half on his way to a game-high 115 yards.
Lynch's 16-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for the Seahawks.
After Lynch's touchdown, Skittles rained down on the turf in the end zone. Skittles are Lynch's "go-to" candy before, during and after game as was widely-publicized after his last prime-time performance on Thursday Night Football two weeks ago.
Head coach Pete Carroll lets out a yell after the final touchdown, as he saw his team win its fourth game in the last five outings. Seattle travels to Chicago as they seek to continue their newfound success.
The Seahawks hoped to stretch their winning streak to three games against the visiting Washington Redskins, who traveled to Seattle losers of six games in a row. Seattle survived a rough first quarter to take a 10-point lead in the second half, only to see it snatched away in the fourth quarter.
Hours before kickoff, receiver Sidney Rice enters the team's locker room at CenturyLink Field.
General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll chat in the rain during pregame.
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor heads into the smoke and fog of the pregame introductions.
After a near melee between co-captains, order was restored and referee Clete Blakeman only allowed one captain per team to attend when he finally was able to toss the coin.
Safety Earl Thomas makes a diving pass deflection on a ball intended for Washington's Santana Moss.
Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks offense found the going tough in the first half, as the Redskins held them to only only ten minutes of possession time.
Cornerback Brandon Browner makes a leaping interception in front of Washington's Jabar Gaffney in the second quarter.
Behind blocks by offensive linemen Paul McQuistan, left, and Robert Gallery, right, Marshawn Lynch wove his way to a 20-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.
Marshawn LYnch celebrates his 20-yard touchdown pass and run from Tarvaris Jackson.
Washington's Jabar Gaffney stretches but can't reach this pass on a fade route as Seattle's Richard Sherman defends.
Red Bryant gets through to block a 23-yard field goal attempt by the Redskins.
Bryant was still fired up when met by coach Pete Carroll on the sidelines after the blocked field goal.
The 12th MAN gave their all as the Seahawks tried to hold onto a second half lead.
Marshawn Lynch got his "Beast Mode" on and punished Washington's Oshiomogho Atogwe on this run. Lynch ran for 111 yards on 24 carries.
Heath Farwell and the Seahawks special teams did their part as Jon Ryan landed this punt near the goal line which was kept in play by Farwell's hustle and balance.
Michael Robinson and teammates did the rest, downing the punt on the two yard-line.
Cornerback Richard Sherman also intercepted a pass by Rex Grossman, then returned to the sidelines pumped up by the turnover.
Seahawks receiver Golden Tate couldn't hold on to this pass in the end zone, and Seattle settled for a field goal to take a 10-7 lead.
On Seattle's next possession, Tate was able to haul in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tarvaris Jackson, but his falling celebration earned him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
After Washington scored to take a 20-17 lead, Red Bryant blocked the extra point for his second block of the day and kept the Seahawks within three points of the Redskins in the fourth quarter.
Seattle's best hope at a tie or chance to win was thrwarted when Doug Baldwin got open deep in Washington territory on a pass that fell incomplete despite contact from the defender that fans thought should have been called a penalty.
Seattle's fourth quarter woes were evident when Jackson was sacked on fourth down with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
After he threw an interception on what would be Seattle's final drive, Tarvaris Jackson watched as the Redskins ran out the clock for an 20-17 victory.
The Seahawks traveled to Dallas in Week Nine, and fell to the Cowboys 23-13.
Players boarded the team's Hawaiian Airlines charter under cloudy skies in Seattle.
On three day road trips, the team does a brief walkthru practice at a local school then visits the stadium for a quick look at the surroundings. Making this trip unusual on Saturday was Cowboys Stadium was full of fans as part of enhanced tour. Punter Jon Ryan is protected from curious fans as he takes in sight lines from the hashmarks.
On Saturday evening, coach Carroll sat in a far corner of the team's meal room, taking notes before the team's final meeting of the night.
Game day arrives and under the roof of Cowboys Stadium, Seahawks defensive backs huddle before pregame warmups.
Visiting players, including Texas native Earl Thomas, walk through an exclusive fan area lit by a large star as they make their way from locker room to the field.
Texas natives and honorary captains Clint Gresham (49) and Russell Okung (76) joined season captains Tarvaris Jackson (7) and Michael Robinson (26) for the coin toss.
Seattle's defense started tough, with Leroy Hill (56) and K.J Wright (50) combining to stop Dallas running back DeMarco Murray.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch doled out early punishment and knocked off the helmet of Cowboys safety Barry Church on a first half run.
Seattle native and Dallas Mavericks star Jason Terry (center) watched from an end zone suite, and saluted Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane during a timeout.
Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson fires a pass towards the sideline.
Head coach Pete Carroll congratulates Heath Farwell after a special teams tackle.
Safety Kam Chancellor dives but could only come up with the towel of Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray on this play.
Seahawks cornerback Roy Lewis came up with the football after Richard Sherman's hard hit forced Dallas' Dez Bryant to fumble near the goal line.
It's said that everything is bigger in Texas, and in Dallas that includes stationing dancers high above the field on elevated stages near the roof of the stadium.
Marshawn Lynch ran, rumbled and rolled for 135 yards on 23 carries, one of the bright spots for the Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch reaches the ball over the goal line for Seattle's lone touchdown on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson scrambles and is brought down in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch sits on the turf after being tackled and losing his helmet.
The noon kickoff meant that the Seahawks boarded their return charter in the fading Texas light.
On the return flight to Seattle, offensive line coach Tom Cable was already going over game video with rookie right guard John Moffitt as staff and players wasted no time working to find ways to improve.
The Seahawks traveled across the country to take on the 3-1 New York Giants hoping to erase a string of losses in games that kicked off at 10 am Pacific Time.
The Seahawks held a brief walk-thru at a New Jersey High School that featured a football stadium atop a building. The multisport field featured elevated views of New York City, including the Empire State Building, which peeks above the trees.
On game day, the Seahawks return specialists gathered before taking the field for pregame warmups.
Each team in the NFL selects one home game during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Giants chose this week. The Seahawks wore their pink gear for the second week in a row and wide receiver Golden Tate donned his pink gloves before leaving the locker room.
Seattle's defense swarmed Giants quarterback Eli Manning, causing this first quarter fumble, which was caused by Chris Clemons and recovered by Earl Thomas.
Seattle's Alan Branch celebrates after sacking Manning.
Walter Thurmond replaced an injured Marcus Trufant at cornerback, and knocked away this pass intended for New York's Mario Manningham.
Marshawn Lynch outruns Giants defenders on his way to a 47-yard run that set up his one-yard touchdown on the ensuing play.
Seattle's Chris Clemons continued his outstanding play with a sack of New York quarterback Eli Manning.
Chris Clemons celebrates his sack of Manning.
Seattle's defense continued to be stout against the run as Anthony Hargrove stuffed New York's D.J. Ware for a safety in the third quarter.
A few of the loyal members of the 12th MAN at MetLife Stadium celebrate Seattle's safety.
Rookie wide receiver Doug Baldwin also continued his fine play, leading Seattle receivers with eight receptions.
Doug Baldwin serves up a stiff arm to the face of New York's Aaron Ross in the second half.
After starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson left the game with an injury, Charlie Whitehurst led the Seahawks offense.
Baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a 27-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Whitehurst to give the Seahawks a 29-25 lead in the fourth quarter.
New York's Victor Cruz made this grab along the right sideline to put the Giants deep into Seattle territory as they threatened to regain the lead in the final minutes.
With 1:25 left in the game, Manning's pass to Cruz is knocked by Seattle's Kam Chancellor and intercepted by Brandon Browner at the six-yard line.
Browner takes off upfield, racing 94 yards for a touchdown to insure Seattle's improbably victory.
The Seahawks bench, including head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, erupts as Browner races up the sideline on his way to the end zone.
Browner celebrates in the end zone as a New Jersey police officer looks on.
New York had one final possession but when Kam Chancellor intercepted Eli Manning's pass with 24 seconds left in the game, head coach Pete Carroll jumped for joy.
Assistant coach Sherman Smith and head coach Pete Carroll were all smiles as they left the field after the victory.
No one was happier than the players, however, as Anthony Hargrove showed as he ran towards the locker room after the game.
Jubilant wide receiver Sidney Rice was all smiles as he high-fived a photographer on his way off the field.
In the locker room, happy players, coaches and staff members celebrated as head coach Pete Carroll addressed the team.
Despite the tremendous victory, Seahawks players and coaches know there is still much work to do. Even with an upcoming bye week, linebacker David Hawthorne was already watching game tape in the dark on the team's return flight to Seattle.