Seahawks clinch home field advantage for the first time since 2005 when they reached the Super Bowl
After failing on two previous occasions, the Seattle Seahawks finally ensured the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle (13-3) matched the franchise record for wins in a season and finally wrapped up the No. 1 seed after losses to San Francisco and last week to Arizona, which snapped a 14-game home winning streak.
Russell Wilson finished 15 of 23 for 172 yards. Seattle capped the victory with a 47-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Golden Tate early in the fourth quarter that lacked the unsportsmanlike wave that got Tate flagged on a similar TD reception in St. Louis earlier this season.
The only other time Seattle had home-field advantage came in 2005, the only time the Seahawks have reached the Super Bowl. They’ll get a week of rest before hosting in the divisional round, and they might need the time off after a pair of key injuries Sunday.