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Seahawks, NFC West champs and No. 1 seed, have cause to celebrate | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks are NFC West champs and secured home-field advantage in the playoffs. While this was merely another step toward their championship goal, the achievement was special. And for once, the Seahawks allowed themselves a moment to recognize it.

Seahawks show ‘championship poise’ and refuse to stoop to Rams’ level | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
In a chippy game, the Seahaws responded not by fighting the Rams back in kind, but by playing better than them. In the process, the Seahawks gave a clinic on how to play physical football, but do it within the rules.

Ricardo Lockette gets his moment in the sun on special teams | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
There was a time when Ricardo Lockette might have considered a game with one catch for 8 yards as something of a personal failure. But not Sunday, a day when the receiver showed off his newfound love and aptitude for special teams.

Seahawks slam Rams, wrap up home field advantage in NFC
Once the doors to the Seattle Seahawks' locker room opened, the music came blaring out. Players danced while still in uniform and donned hats reading "NFC West Champions."

Seahawks beat Rams, 27-9, to secure home-field advantage | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
eahawks secure the top seed in the NFC and the NFC West title in a chippy victory against the Rams.

Instant reaction: Seahawks beat Rams, clinch #1 seed | Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks are NFC West Champions tonight.

Seahawks enter postseason as NFC’s No. 1 seed
With so much on the line in Sunday’s regular-season finale, the Seahawks put together a dominating performance in handing the Rams a 27-9 loss to clinch the NFC West title, a first-round bye in the playoffs and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

#NFCWestChamps: Seahawks players, coaches & staff react to Sunday's win over Rams
Twitter reaction from several Seahawks players, coaches and staff following the team's NFC West clinching 27-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field.

Offense a question mark for playoff-bound Seahawks -
The case for Seattle's defense was overwhelming.

Game in Review: Seahawks 27, Rams 9 -
There are no doubts about the closing ability of Seattle's defense.

Thiel: Home field is what it’s about for Seahawks | Sportspress Northwest
For 11 months, the Seahawks made winning the NFC West title the one and only goal. Thanks in part to a petulant bunch of Rams, the deed is done.

Postgame news and notes | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks set a club record for fewest rushing yards allowed in the first half of a game holding the Rams to minus-2 total rushing yards. The previous record was 4 yards vs. Cincinnati on 9/23/07.

How the NFC West became the NFL's best | - Sports
Back when the Seattle Seahawks' rebuild was in its early stages under head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider; back when Jeff...

Seahawks-Rams postgame notes | - Seattle Sidelines
Turns out the third time was a charm for the Seahawks, who after missing out on chances to clinch the NFC West twice this month, did so Sunday, beating the St. Louis Rams 27-9 to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC and their second division title under Pete Carroll.

Are the Seahawks Really as Dominant as Everyone Thinks? | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Grading Every Seattle Seahawks Starters' 2013 Regular Season | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

The field is set: Nine takeaways from a wild Week 17 -
Week 17 is complete, and so is the NFL playoff field. What comes next for longshots like the San Diego Chargers or top seeds like the Denver Broncos is anybody's guess. ATL breaks down a wild Sunday.

Previewing NFL's wild-card round -
The NFL's regular season is over. Chris Wesseling looks ahead to the four wild-card round matchups, including a rematch between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

NFL head coach tracker -
Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett are two men at the helm whose job statuses are up in the air. Rob Chudzinkski isn't. The Browns coach was fired Sunday.

2013 NFL Grades, Week 17: Dolphins, Ravens choke hard -
Team by team grades from the 2013 NFL season. After Week 17 we admonish the Ravens for choking hard on Sunday.

Sorting the Sunday Pile: Week 17 drama perfectly caps season -
Sorting the Sunday Pile looks at all the biggest storylines from the week that was in the NFL. Now the ending to Week 17's insane drama.

By the numbers: Andy Dalton, throws 4 INTs, but leads team to win -
Here are some of the most interesting numbers in Week 17.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The rise of wide receiver Julian Edelman and more in this week’s Blitz.

NFL Mock Draft 2014: Projections for 10 worst teams after Week 17 | Audibles -
With the NFL's regular season in the books and the majority of the draft order set, it’s time to take another look at how the top 10 might play out. 1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville.