Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: Seattle lost for the third consecutive time, falling 20-10 at Tampa Bay.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to offer a bright spot or two ...
The Seahawks' special teams provided favorable field position. Josh Wilson averaged 36.5 yards on four kick returns. Justin Forsett had a 24-yard punt return. Jon Ryan's net average was 42.8 yards. Lance Laury and Jordan Babineaux had big hits on the coverage teams. Olindo Mare missed a field-goal attempt for the first time this season, but the special teams were strong overall.
Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane was disruptive at times. Linebacker Leroy Hill made big hits on Ike Hilliard and Jerramy Stevens. He probably would have picked off a pass if teammate Lofa Tatupu hadn't also fought for it.
Rookie defensive tackle Red Bryant made a positive impact in his first game action since the regular-season opener.
I watched this game on TV from St. Louis, keeping a notebook to record potential silver linings. There simply weren't many.