Silver linings: Seahawks at Vikings

The facts: The Seahawks fell to 3-7 with a 35-9 road defeat to the Vikings in Week 11.

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

  • Seattle played the Vikings to a scoreless tie after one quarter.

  • Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed 19 of 26 passes for 231 yards while taking just one sack.

  • Hasselbeck avoided serious injury despite absorbing an awkward double-hit that appeared to place significant torque on his previously injured back.

  • Receiver Nate Burleson bounced back from a poor showing against the Cardinals.

  • Justin Forsett caught eight passes for 80 yards working as a receiver out of the backfield.

  • Rookie guard Max Unger continued to distinguish himself as arguably the Seahawks' most promising offensive lineman.

  • Linebacker David Hawthorne finished with 15 tackles and one quarterback hit.

  • Defensive ends Darryl Tapp and Cory Redding each had first-quarter sacks.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Rams on the road in Week 12.