In what was accurately set up as a “play-in game” for the NFL Playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams to win the NFC West, one of the few division titles up for grabs heading into Sunday’s action. The ‘Hawks became the first NFL team ever to win their division or qualify for a post-season berth with more losses than wins.
“There is no apologies for making it into the playoffs. The easiest way to make it to the playoffs is to win your division, period, point-blank,” Seattle safety Lawyer Milloy said. “We did that.”
Most people can live with a 7-9 team in the playoffs, but a lot of folks are bent that Seattle will get a 4-seed in the NFC “bracket” and host a playoff game, while 10-6 teams like Tampa Bay and the New York Giants won’t be in the post-season at all. I’ve said it before; winning a division should give a team precedence over those that couldn’t, and the fact that it’s the Seahawks getting the nod will make their wild card game against the Saints all the more fun. We can leave those refugees in the Superdome for another week now. What’s that? There are no more refugees? I really need to start following things other than sports.