Silver linings: Seahawks at Browns

The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 2-4 with a 6-3 road defeat against the Cleveland Browns.

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

  • The Seahawks had a chance to win a game they played without starters at quarterback, running back, center and tight end.

  • Red Bryant blocked two field-goal attempts.

  • Leon Washington carried seven times for 56 yards. He also broke an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, negated by a penalty.

  • Seattle's defense held the Browns to six points and 298 yards even though its offense held the ball for only 17 minutes.

  • David Hawthorne, slowed by a knee injury at times this season, looked healthy. He picked off a pass at a critical time and finished with 11 tackles, plus a sack.

  • Strong safety Kam Chancellor repeatedly made big hits and finished with eight tackles, plus a sack.

  • Cornerbacks Roy Lewis and Byron Maxwell could return this week after missing time with injuries. Lewis has been on the physically unable to perform list. Maxwell, who enjoyed a strong rookie camp, has been recovering from a high-ankle sprain. Their returns could help the team deal with Walter Thurmond's season-ending injury.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks are home against Cincinnati in Week 8.