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.