After the touchdown pass Dilfer turned and looked upwards, put his hands on his helmet then extended them towards the sky.
" He's an emotional guy, anyway, but tonight was an emotional evening for him; he said that to me Coach Mike Holmgren said, Tonight was very important for him for him for a lot of reasons, that we've all discussed a lot. I was happy for him."
The return to the playing field was a long and tenuous journey for Dilfer who suffered a torn Achilles in the second quarter of last years Dallas (10/27 2002) game.
Dilfer was placed on the injured reserve list and stayed there the rest of the season.
In April Dilfer ‘s 5-year-old son Trevin died from a heart ailment.
Dilfers next offensive ended without a first down and the Seahawks punted the ball.
Dilfer orchestrated another Seahawk scoring drive when Kerry Carter scored on a 17 yard run to give the Seahawks a 35 to 31 lead they would not relinquish.
" It was outstanding. It was fun seeing him out there, and I know he was anxious out there Matt Hasselbeck said of Dilfer triumphant return, " After he went in and took us down and got a touchdown pass I really felt like the electricity of the game picked up and the defense got fired up. I'm just really happy for him."
Dilfer finished the game 12 of 14 124 yards passing one touchdown and no interceptions.
Seahawk Head Coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with Dilfer performance, " He knows how to play the position. The guys made plays for him. He is more comfortable than ever in our system. The Guys caught the ball. He looks very comfortable, and he should. He's a veteran, he's a pro. He gives me a lot of confidence when he he's in there playing, It's really nice to have him back."