Lock it up.
With Seattle’s 27-9 home win Sunday over St. Louis, the Seahawks clinched the NFC West Division title and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
The win pushes the Seahawks to 13-3 on the season, tying the 2005 NFC Championship team for the most wins in franchise history.
With all their goals accomplished, the Seahawks will now get a week off before hosting a divisional round playoff game either Jan. 11 or 12 at CenturyLink Field.
With the Saints win over the Buccaneers, all but one of the NFC’s playoffs teams are set. The final spot will be decided tonight, when the Eagles take on the Cowboys to determine the NFC East crown. Since the winner of that game will be the No. 3 seed, Seattle will not have a chance to face either of those two or the No. 2 Carolina Panthers until the NFC Championship game.
That means the Seahawks will host one of the following teams in their first playoff game: New Orleans, San Francisco or Green Bay.
With that in mind, let’s get to some questions:
1. Thoughts on today’s win over the Rams? Game ball or goat?
2. Now that everything’s wrapped up, who’s been the Seahawks MVP this season and why?
3. Knowing there’s still a lot to prove, where does this team rank among the franchise’s best?
4. With five of the past six top seeds in the NFC not making it to the Super Bowl, what does Seattle need to do stay sharp?
5. Which of the possible divisional playoff matchups would you most like to see and why? Which team scares you the most?
Please, answer these questions and drop any other knowledge on the Seahawks in the comment section below.