Silver linings: Seahawks at Steelers

The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 0-2 with a 24-0 road defeat against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

  • Rookie James Carpenter played better in his second NFL start despite switching positions on the offensive line. Carpenter opened the season at left guard. He made it through a tough situation at right tackle Sunday.

  • Left guard Robert Gallery returned from injury and made it through the game.

  • Safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor continued to make impact plays, including when Thomas blew up a Steelers running play near the goal line.

  • The team still hopes to get receiver Sidney Rice back from injury this week despite a torn labrum in Rice's shoulder.

  • Rookie receiver Kris Durham caught three passes and generally played well under the circumstances. Second-year receiver Golden Tate made a difficult catch along the sideline for a short gain on a pass that almost appeared to be thrown away.

  • Seattle made it through the game without any new injuries of significance.

  • The Seahawks stopped the Steelers four times after Pittsburgh had a first-and-goal from the 1 on its opening possession. The play went under review, as the case had been on Ben Roethlisberger's disputed 1-yard run in Super Bowl XL, but this time there was no controversial reversal in the Steelers' favor.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks open their NFC West schedule at home against the Arizona Cardinals.