Seattle Seahawks Fans Welcome Team Home: PHOTOS

The NFL Draft is April 25 in New York; Hawks have 25th pick in the first round.

The Seattle Seahawks returned to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton late Sunday evening after losing a heart breaker game to Atlanta 30-28 in the NFC Divisional game. The Falcons will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at 11 a.m. (Pacific Time) for the NFC Championship.

What's next for the Seahawks?

Players will clean out their lockers on Monday, and embark on some well-deserved down time, where players mull over future plans. General Manager John Schneider and Head Coach Pete Carroll will work toward next season's team, starting with the National Football League Draft on April 25.

What team members posted on Twitter after the game:

Russell Wilson ‏@DangeRussWilson "Thanks all @Seahawks players, coaches, and the best fans in the #NFL, the #12thman, for an amazing Rookie Year #Blessed#GoHawks."

Dbfresh‏ @DougBaldwinJr "The true test of a man is his journey through adversity. For what he gains through his trials and tribulations can not be taken from him…for through those moments he will become a new man. Success he shall seek, and success he shall find. And he will be victorious!"

Golden Tate‏ @ShowtimeTate "12s thank u for the never ending support this year. We r just as disappointed as u guy. We r very thankful to have the best fans in sports!"

Pete Carroll @PeteCarroll "So proud of this team. Amazing group of men who never give up & never stop believing. #AlwaysCompete #GoHawks."

Pete Carroll‏ @PeteCarroll "We are so excited about the future of this club. Thanks for your constant love & support #12s."

Sidney Rice‏ @sidneyrice "A huge thanks to every single supporter of myself and the Seahawks! 12s were awesome all year. We'll be back stronger than ever! #motivation."

Jermaine Kearse‏ @ChopChop_11 "Tough loss.. This one hurts. But promise you this 12's I'm gonna bust my ass this off season to bring you guys that Lombardi trophy next yr."

Earl Thomas ‏@Earl_Thomas "Great season! Proud of my teammates fight! We battled and came up short....this one we will never forget ...thanks to all the 12's...

Richard Sherman‏ @RSherman_25 "We left it all out there. Apology 12s we let you down."

Highlights from the game via the Seahawks.

Highlights of Russell Wilson via the Seahawks

NFL Network: Can't Miss Finish

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