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Seahawks beat Rams, get NFC's No. 5 playoff seed

  • By Associated Press
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SEATTLE -- Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26, and his 1-yard TD run with 1:39 left gave Seattle a 20-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday and an 8-0 home mark for the Seahawks.


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Seattle (11-5) entered the day with hopes of still winning the NFC West and getting a home playoff game, but those dreams were dashed when San Francisco beat Arizona 27-13 to clinch the division. Seattle will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC and travel to FedExField in Maryland to face the NFC East champion Washington Redskins for the first round of the playoffs next Sunday.

Seattle finished as the only unbeaten team at home in the NFL.

The Rams' defensive effort didn't make it easy for Seattle. The Rams (7-8-1) sacked Wilson six times, but couldn't do enough offensively to finish with their first winning record since 2003.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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