No Place Like Home For Seahawks
The Seahawks come back down to Earth a little, but hold on to defeat the St. Louis Rams 20-13 in the final game of the regular season.
While the possibility of winning the conference and getting a first-round bye were at play today for the Seahawks, the only thing they were focused on was taking care of business against the St. Louis Rams. They did it in a fashion much different than the previous three weeks, as well.
The two teams were in a slugfest all afternoon, trading hit after hit until Seattle landed the body blow late in the 4th-quarter.
A first-quarter touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Zach Miller by an Anthony McCoy penalty and neither team would get on the scoreboard until Steven Hauschka hit a 43-yard FG early in the second quarter.
St. Louis would respond later in the corner when Sam Bradford connected with Austin Pettis for a 2-yard touchdown pass.
The Rams would carry that 7-3 lead into the locker room at the half.
Hauschka and St. Louis' Greg Zuerlein would trade field goals in the third and the Rams would remain ahead 10-6.
Later in the third, Wilson found fullback Michael Robinson on a 10-yard dump pass and touchdown.
The touchdown pass was Wilson's 26th of the season, tying him with Peyton Manning for most in a season by a rookie.
Seattle would also never trail in the game again.
Zuerlein would hit another field goal to tie the game early in the 4th quarter, but Seattle would clinch victory later in the quarter with a 91-yard drive.
The drive was only ten plays and lasted three and a half minutes and it ended with Wilson scrambling and taking the ball into the endzone himself.
St. Louis had a chance to tie the game with 1:39 left in the game and drove into Seattle territory, but Richard Sherman picked off Sam Bradford on 4th and ten.
Seattle finishes the season 11-5, including 8-0 at home. It's the third time in franchise history the team went undefeated at home in a season.
Wilson finished the game 15/19 for 250 yards to go with the one touchdown pass. He was also sacked six times.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 100 yards, the tenth time he hit the triple-digit mark this season.
Golden Tate lead all players with 105 receiving yards.
Seattle will travel to either Washington D.C or Dallas for the first round of the playoffs, depending on who wins tonight's Redskins/Cowboys game.