Silver linings: Seahawks at Bucs

The facts: The Seahawks fell to 6-9 with a 38-15 road defeat to the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 16.

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

  • Seattle remains in position to win the NFC West title and advance to the playoffs.

  • Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck appeared to be bouncing back from a rough outing against Atlanta the previous week. He led a touchdown drive early in the game before exiting with a hip injury.

  • Defensive tackle Craig Terrill tied Joe Nash's team record with his ninth career blocked field-goal attempt.

  • Leon Washington scored on a 16-yard run during his only carry on offense.

  • Lofa Tatupu and Earl Thomas forced fumbles. Tatupu had 10 tackles and a sack.

  • The Seahawks went for it twice on fourth down and made it both times.

  • Seattle scored touchdowns on both red zone possessions.

  • Chris Clemons collected a half-sack, giving him 10.5 sacks for the season.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams at home in Week 17. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.