Silver linings: Seahawks at Texans

The facts: The Seahawks fell to 5-8 with a 34-7 road defeat to the Texans in Week 14.

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

  • Matt Hasselbeck was able to return to the game after taking a hit that sidelined him.

  • An injury to Aaron Curry that initially appeared serious turned out to be a hip pointer.

  • Curry forced a fumble with a hard hit.

  • Justin Forsett gained 42 yards on a catch-and-run. He also had a 41-yard kickoff return.

  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh had a 31-yard reception. Julius Jones had a 24-yard run.

  • Marcus Trufant picked off a pass, giving him two in seven games this season (he had one in 16 games last season).

  • Tight end John Carlson scored a touchdown for the first time since Week 10 and the second time since Week 1.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Bucs at home in Week 15.