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The Seahawks are the NFC’s No. 1 seed

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The Seahawks didn’t make things all that interesting as they tried to wrap up the first seed in the NFC on Sunday.

Yes, their offense still failed to consistently generate yards over the course of the game but things were never particularly close because their defense gave the Rams very little room to operate during the game. The Rams picked up 158 yards and 11 first downs during a 27-9 loss that guaranteed the Seahawks’ next road game will either be the Super Bowl or during the 2014 season.

The lead was already 13-0 at the half and the Seahawks put the game out of reach with a pair of touchdowns in the second half. The first came with a lot of help from Rams personal fouls that helped them navigate their way into the end zone. Defensive tackle Kendall Langford was ejected for making contact with an official during the St. Louis meltdown, which was part of an overall lack of control exhibited by referee Jeff Triplette and crew on Sunday.

The second touchdown came on the most impressive offensive play of the game for Seattle. Russell Wilson hit Golden Tate for a 47-yard touchdown that made the score 27-3 and touched off some early celebrations in Seattle. They’ll have a fair amount of time to enjoy this win before they have to return to the field in two weeks. When they do, they’ll need to be sharper on offense — 269 yards, four sacks allowed — to live up to their status as the favorites in the NFC.

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51 Responses to “The Seahawks are the NFC’s No. 1 seed”
  1. WACANHFL says: Dec 29, 2013 7:41 PM

    Go Hawks! Offense get in gear!

  2. douchebigelow says: Dec 29, 2013 7:43 PM

    This team looks really focused heading into the post-season.

  3. joetoronto says: Dec 29, 2013 7:43 PM

    The team from Alaska is going nowhere with Russell Wilson at QB.

  4. bigbaldpapahawk says: Dec 29, 2013 7:45 PM

    NFC West is a BEAST of a division. Well-played by all teams. Congrats to my Seahawks! WOOOO!!!

  5. staffordsyear says: Dec 29, 2013 7:46 PM

    Good for them..thing is in recent memory the #1 seed really hasn’t faired well as SB winners, maybe they can break the mold. Who knows..

  6. redskinsroost says: Dec 29, 2013 7:47 PM

    Guaranteed one and done in playoffs.

  7. bert1913 says: Dec 29, 2013 7:47 PM

    3 wins away from being superbowl champs

  8. dukeearl says: Dec 29, 2013 7:48 PM

    joetoronto, for the rest of the playoffs, you are right, they will be at home. Providing they win those games, you will be wrong because they will be travelling to the SuperBowl. Go Hawks!

  9. stevesmithwilleatyourchildren says: Dec 29, 2013 7:48 PM

    Seahawks better ice up, son. Cam and SS#89 are coming to crush little old Russell Wilson into dust!

  10. dirtysouthniner says: Dec 29, 2013 7:54 PM

    Good luck hawks,gonna be a great playoffs.. go niners! :-)

  11. floratiotime says: Dec 29, 2013 7:55 PM

    Looks like cheaters do win.

  12. rhabdodontidae says: Dec 29, 2013 7:56 PM

    Dear NFL scheduling wizards:

    You’ve sent the Rams to Seattle on week 17 three times since 2010.

    Enough already.

  13. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 29, 2013 7:56 PM

    The offense looked a little better today than they have in the 3 previous games, but still need to be sharper if they want to win in the playoffs. Dropped passes, untimely penalties, and Wilson’s inconsistency need to improve or they’ll be one and done. The good thing is that they’ve faced 3 of the best defenses in the league in the past 4 weeks, so they should be prepared.

    The defense is playing insane football right now and that will keep them in games, but the offense still needs to get better to win.

  14. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Dec 29, 2013 7:56 PM

    The League does everything in their power to undermine the Steelers and maintain league parity. The fake punt no-fumble call was a deliberate attack against the Steelers! We demand repercussions!

  15. bartpkelly says: Dec 29, 2013 7:59 PM

    The lack of control was exhibited by Fisher and the Rams not the officials. The Rams were too pumped and emotional at the start leading to multiple personal fouls.

  16. brooklyn40niner says: Dec 29, 2013 8:01 PM

    Seahawks fans are all celebrating in their mothers’ basements.

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 29, 2013 8:02 PM

    Cold weather/non-dome Super Bowl

  18. damnskins703 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:06 PM

    Congrats to Seattle and their great fans, hopefully when you guys make it to the Super Bowl the refs don’t cheat you again. 12th man congrats to you to as being the loudest fans in the league good luck Sea Hawks nation

  19. qweststrike2008 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:12 PM

    One and done, unless they get the winner of the NFC East.

    Then they will trounce Philly/Dallas by 30.

  20. beastmode5150 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:13 PM

    And niners fans are stabbing people…on the streets…where they live and “work”

  21. seahawks80 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:14 PM

    @redskinsroost

    You said the same thing last year when we knocked the Deadskins and RG the turd out of the league…lol

  22. legionofboom88 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:16 PM

    Our Super Bowls we won 20 years ago mean EVERYTHING to us!!!

    -9ers fans

    So how does that affect your next road wildcard appearance?

  23. nagaswan says: Dec 29, 2013 8:17 PM

    I dunno, I saw a commercial that implied their fans are unsavory.

  24. uplate5301 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:24 PM

    Niners fan here. Congratulations to the Seahawks for winning the division! You’ve got a helluva team! You’ll also have 12th man advantage throughout the playoffs.

    Since the Niners are the five seed, you’ll be playing the winner of the Eagles/Saints game (does anyone really think Dallas has a chance?) after your bye week. You should win that game as well. And assuming we beat the Pack (which I think will happen), we’ll play that same week in Carolina.

    So if we see you again this season, it is likely to be in the NFC championship game at Century Link. I’m looking forward to it!

    Once again, congrats on taking the division. It’s the toughest in football.

  25. thelionsrgreat says: Dec 29, 2013 8:25 PM

    They are far from the best team in the NFC. Can’t wait to see them lose again in the playoffs. Still the joke of the West.

  26. meatcarroll says: Dec 29, 2013 8:26 PM

    I thought Whiners fans said the Seahawks couldn’t win the division without Percy Harvin? LMAO!

  27. joey49er says: Dec 29, 2013 8:29 PM

    Congrats to all sehawks fans!!!! u deserve to be #1 seed….hopfully niners play u guys. but green bay is goin to be hard to beat at home! niner comin for u Rodgers!!!!!!!!

  28. jshawaii22 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:29 PM

    Steeler troll in a Seahawks forum, complaining about how the ref’s ‘treat’ them… or should I say how they ‘gave the game’ to San Diego.

    Ha Ha Ha,

    js

  29. canetic says: Dec 29, 2013 8:46 PM

    The NFC West is like the Big 10. They are overrated because they play each other all season, but when they have to leave the comfort of their own division they get smacked down. Nobody in the NFL is concerned about a team out of the NFC West.

    Seattle is the worst of the group, as we will see.

  30. cornerstone2001 says: Dec 29, 2013 8:49 PM

    Does Seattle have an offense ?….I didnt see one

  31. hillbillyjim says: Dec 29, 2013 9:02 PM

    Canetic, ignorant comment. The NFC west has the most wins of any division in the NFL. They also have the best record in games outside of the division.

  32. ricosauve49ers says: Dec 29, 2013 9:06 PM

    canetic | Dec 29, 2013, 5:46 PM PST

    The NFC West is like the Big 10. They are overrated because they play each other all season, but when they have to leave the comfort of their own division they get smacked down. Nobody in the NFL is concerned about a team out of the NFC West.

    Seattle is the worst of the group, as we will see.

    ————————

    LOL. What a moron. All teams in a division play each other 2x a season. Must be Bears or Steelers fan.

  33. stagedoorjohnny says: Dec 29, 2013 9:09 PM

    Congrats to Seattle for prying away the West Championship from the grubby, greedy fingers of the 49ers.
    Well done.
    None whiner fans – go back to sucking on your baby bottles.

  34. rickyspanish says: Dec 29, 2013 9:13 PM

    uplate5301 & dirtysouthniner

    I would love for the majority of fans to act like you two. I’m so sick of these Neanderthals in these comment sections yelling at each other, it’s gotten disgusting.

  35. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 29, 2013 9:20 PM

    The Seahawks won by far the toughest division in football. I know the AFC West has 3 teams in by the Cards didn’t make NFC with 10 wins.

    The offensive line started creating those run lanes. Wilson was off only on a couple of passes and got another Tate TD called back. I was worried after the Cardinal game but after watching them basically shut down the 49ers the exact same way I know its more a credit to that team.

    Homefield advantage and 2 wins at Century Link to make the playoffs.

  36. adderal says: Dec 29, 2013 9:21 PM

    Congrats on the 1 seed Seahawks fans. Been good all year and well deserved. I hope ours teams can meet for what should be the real Super Bowl in a few weeks. Good luck

  37. dedicatedhawkfan says: Dec 29, 2013 9:27 PM

    The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says:
    Dec 29, 2013 7:56 PM

    The League does everything in their power to undermine the Steelers and maintain league parity. The fake punt no-fumble call was a deliberate attack against the Steelers! We demand repercussions!
    —-
    Yeah, the league certainly crusaded against the Steelers when they were handed the Superbowl against the Seahawks. but keep on taking those hallucinogens

  38. justamoguy says: Dec 29, 2013 9:28 PM

    canetic says:
    Dec 29, 2013 8:46 PM
    The NFC West is like the Big 10. They are overrated because they play each other all season, but when they have to leave the comfort of their own division they get smacked down. Nobody in the NFL is concerned about a team out of the NFC West.

    Seattle is the worst of the group, as we will see.

    ==================================

    Man I hate standing up for Seattle, they do have the most annoying fans in the NFL…….but

    The NFC West is:
    13-3 against the AFC South
    and
    17-7 against the NFC outside the NFC West

    As far as in the division (which is the reason you say the division has a great record), strangely enough the record is 12-12. Just like every other division. It is almost like when you play a divisional foe, the division get both a win and lose.

    But hey, do not let facts get in the way of you posting.

  39. hawktawker says: Dec 29, 2013 9:32 PM

    Seahawks fans are all celebrating in their mothers’ basements.

    I would LOVE to be in my mother’s basement right now. Love you Mom!

  40. jdrewsy says: Dec 29, 2013 9:36 PM

    joetoronto don’t you live in Alaska? Oh sorry just cold weather like Alaska. Russell Wilson and his Seahawks will be your Super Bowl Champions. Mark my words. Go Hawks!

  41. beastmode5150 says: Dec 29, 2013 9:39 PM

    Good Luck Niners! Hawks vs Niners again would be awesome! The Hawks will be uber confident based on the fact that Kapernick hasnt gotten even close to being average in Seattle, but in the playoffs, who knows. Hawks had a couple of big injuries today, not sure about he niners. Niner fans, you guys lose anyone today?

  42. stagedoorjohnny says: Dec 29, 2013 9:40 PM

    Go Packers! Beat the 49ers next week just to stop the whining from their fans.

  43. ballhawkers12s says: Dec 29, 2013 9:43 PM

    Thelionsrgreat
    They are awesome because the collapse every year at the mid point.

    Redskinsroost
    You mean the way your skins were Bounced from the playoffs by the hawks last year and showed that rg3 is not the qb everyone thought he was.

    Stevesmithwilleatyourchildren
    I just wish browner was here for only one reason so he and ss#89 could fight all game long

  44. granadafan says: Dec 29, 2013 9:54 PM

    Niners fan here. Congrats to the Seahawks. We’ll see you in the NFC Championship game. NFC West!

  45. cornerstone2001 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:12 PM

    If the refs hadn’t given that game to the Saints with thst bogus penalty the Niners would be the number one seed.they win the tie breaker.

  46. skwackquackwoof says: Dec 29, 2013 11:50 PM

    I cant think of another division in football that has had more conference champions in the last 15 years. Also the NFC west has sent every team to the big game (winning is a different story though) and I still can’t think of another division in the last fifteen years to do that either.

  47. ddr1958 says: Dec 29, 2013 11:54 PM

    Seahawk fans and 9nr fans should be working towards alway keep the heat up. The NFC West needs to pound the rest!

  48. ricosauve49ers says: Dec 29, 2013 11:57 PM

    beastmode5150 | Dec 29, 2013, 6:39 PM PST

    Good Luck Niners! Hawks vs Niners again would be awesome! The Hawks will be uber confident based on the fact that Kapernick hasnt gotten even close to being average in Seattle, but in the playoffs, who knows. Hawks had a couple of big injuries today, not sure about he niners. Niner fans, you guys lose anyone today?

    ————–

    WR Mario Manningham and FB Miller

  49. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 30, 2013 4:45 AM

    And most importantly, Wilson’s Saints won today.

  50. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 30, 2013 10:16 AM

    canetic says:
    Dec 29, 2013 8:46 PM
    The NFC West is like the Big 10. They are overrated because they play each other all season, but when they have to leave the comfort of their own division they get smacked down. Nobody in the NFL is concerned about a team out of the NFC West.

    Seattle is the worst of the group, as we will see.
    **********
    The NFC West has the best combined road record in the NFL this year @ 18-14. Next up, AFC West at 17-15.

    Tied for third: NFC East and AFC South @ 13-19.

    Only five teams finished the season with 6-2 road records. Two each in the NFC/AFC West, the other is Philly.

    Anything else you want to add?

  51. boyshole25 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:57 PM

    Stop referring to the team as we. You do not play for or work for the team and they do not care if you live or die. That is all

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