The Seattle Seahawks dropped to 6-4 on the season after losing to the Atlanta Falcons 34-31 on Monday Night Football. Here are 10 numbers that stood out in Week 11 at CenturyLink Field:
After finding plenty of ways to generate pressure and be disruptive around the football on numerous occasions through the season's first 10 weeks, Sheldon Richardson finally recorded his first sack for the Seahawks on Monday night against Atlanta. Unfortunately, it was the lone sack Seattle was able to produce on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who the Seahawks hit four times, tying their second-lowest total of the season.
The Seahawks' 11-game win streak on Monday night was snapped by Atlanta. It was the second-longest winning streak in Monday Night Football history. Coming into the contest, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had won his first six starts on Monday Night Football, joining Neil O'Donnell (7-0) and Bob Griese (6-0) as the only signal callers to win their first six-plus starts in Monday Night Football history.
The point deficit Seattle found itself facing midway through the first quarter after the Falcons took advantage of favorable field position on the opening kickoff and then again following a turnover. It led to the Seahawks “playing from behind all night long,” said head coach Pete Carroll, with a potential game-tying field goal falling just short with less than 10 seconds to play.
Jimmy Graham's run of redzone success continued against Atlanta, as the tight end hauled in his seventh touchdown in the past six games. It was the 16th touchdown of Graham's Seahawks career, tying Graham with Jerramy Stevens for first-place on Seattle's all-time touchdowns by a tight end list. Graham's 20 redzone targets, 12 redzone receptions and seven redzone touchdowns lead the NFL.
Seahawks return specialist Tyler Lockett averaged a season-high 39.4 yards on five kickoff returns. His career-high 197 yards in the kickoff return game were the most since the NFL changed its rule last year that brought touchbacks out to the 25-yard-line.
The number of snaps cornerback Byron Maxwell played in his first game back in a Seahawks uniform. Subbing for rookie Shaquill Griffin, who left the game early to be evaluated for a concussion, Maxwell was in for 95 percent of Seattle's defensive plays, recording three tackles and a pass defensed.
Atlanta finished the night with a 64 percent conversion rate on third down (9 of 14, including 8 of its first 10), a key statistic Carroll cited as making the difference in Monday night's game.
Working without injured starters Richard Sherman (Achilles) and Kam Chancellor (neck), the Seahawks defense still held reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan to under 200 yards passing (195), the first time in 64 games a Falcons opponent has done so. Ryan's streak of 64 games with 200-plus yards passing was the longest streak in NFL history.
Wilson was active with his legs on Monday night, outmaneuvering Falcons defenders for pivotal first downs to pick up a season-high 86 yards rushing. Wilson holds the top-14 marks for rushing yards by a quarterback in franchise history.
The age of Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Nichols, a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps who served in three wars. Nichols raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff at CenturyLink Field as part of the Seahawks' annual Salute to Service celebration.
Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Nichols, a 95-year-old U.S. Army Nurse Corps veteran who served in three wars, raised the 12 Flag prior to the Seahawks' Week 11 game against the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field as part of the NFL's annual Salute to Service month.