The Seattle Seahawks entered Sunday's home opener in need of a win.
Of course every game is important and while starting the season 0-2 isn't tragic, it's not the best way to get out of the gate following a solid preseason. Unfortunately last week's road loss to the Arizona Cardinals to start the season left everyone with more questions than answers as the 'Hawks' bandwagon suddenly hit a major pothole.
How the 'Hawks would respond would in many ways prove telling and while going against the Dallas Cowboys is never an easy matchup, the 'Hawks simply couldn't afford to come out flat at home with the better part of the Pacific Northwest holding their breath.
By going back to basics, the 'Hawks not only won on Sunday, but also fully asserted themselves with an impressive 27-7 win over the Cowboys.
Following the team's performance, let's take a look at the winners and losers...