The facts: The Seahawks fell to 5-5 with a 34-19 road defeat against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Seattle remains alone atop the NFC West after every other team in the division also lost.
The Seahawks are heading home for their next two games.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck topped 300 yards passing without an interception for the second week in a row. He has posted passer ratings of at least 100 in back-to-back games for the first time since the Seahawks' Super Bowl season.
Receiver Mike Williams continued his recent dominant play, catching six passes for 109 yards, including a 68-yarder early in the game.
Ben Obomanu added a 42-yard reception and a short scoring grab to justify his newfound stats as the starter opposite Williams.
Seattle expected a calf injury to sideline receiver Brandon Stokley. Instead, Stokley caught six passes for 76 yards, making a positive impact on third down.
Rookie Russell Okung started at left tackle and played a full game for the second time.
Seattle allowed zero sacks despite attempting 44 passes in one of the NFL's loudest stadiums.
Marshawn Lynch averaged 5.1 yards per carry, an improvement from recent averages (these are silver linings, so no mentioning other aspects of Lynch's performance).
Seattle converted 58 percent of the time on third down, its second-highest percentage in a game this season.
The Seahawks have gained 490 and 424 yards in their past two games.
Linebacker Will Herring delivered a devastating hit during a Saints kickoff return.
Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Kansas City Chiefs at Qwest Field in Week 12.