Silver linings: Seahawks vs. Chiefs

The facts: The Seahawks fell to 5-6 with a 42-24 home defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • Seattle remains tied atop the NFC West at 5-6 with a chance to take back the tiebreaker from St. Louis in Week 17.

  • Veteran defensive lineman Craig Terrill blocked a field goal try for the seventh time in his career, drawing within one of Joe Nash's team record.

  • Kennard Cox blocked a Chiefs punt.

  • Rookie Earl Thomas returned the blocked punt for a touchdown.

  • Seattle trailed by only four points entering the fourth quarter despite struggling on both sides of the ball.

  • Receiver Ben Obomanu caught passes for 87 and 52 yards, building on recent strong performances.

  • Tight end Chris Baker caught a touchdown pass for the first time as a Seahawk.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Carolina Panthers at Qwest Field in Week 13.