Asked if he could understand why people would question his team's effort after three consecutive poor performances in which it looked as if the Seahawks mailed it in, Mora agreed.
"I think it's very reasonable for people to question that when you lose games by some of the scores that we've lost," he said. "Certainly, people question that. But all I can say is, having firsthand knowledge of it, having been around the league for my entire life, being in the locker room and on the practice field with these guys every day, and on the sidelines with them, effort is not an issue.
"It's just simply not an issue. If it was, I've been honest with you guys all year, I'd tell you if it was. And it's not. It's just not."
Mora had veteran wide receiver Deion Branch backing up his claim on a Seattle-area radio station Tuesday, stating that the team was continuing to play hard. "We have a good football team," Branch said. "Are we talented? Yes. Are we playing good? No. We're not playing good football, no we're not. We're not executing plays."
--QB Matt Hasselbeck's passer ratings of 45.2 two weeks ago against Tampa Bay and 36.6 last Sunday at Green Bay are the worst back-to-back numbers in his 11-year career.
--TE John Carlson has three touchdowns in his past three games.
--WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh leads the team with 76 receptions for 845 yards and three touchdowns.
--WR Deion Branch finished with five catches for 53 yards against Green Bay.
--CB Josh Wilson, a third-year pro, will start his 12th game of the season Sunday against Tennessee. He'll tie his single-season career high for starts.