At 10-4, the Seahawks control their playoff destiny and can lock up a playoff spot with a win over Arizona in prime time Sunday.
They also are now the favorites for the No. 1 seed in the NFC after Green Bay lost. If the Hawks beat Arizona and St. Louis to finish 12-4, they would win any three-way tie.
The only way they would not get the No. 1 seed by winning out is if Green Bay loses to Tampa Bay this week and Detroit loses to Chicago; in that case, the Hawks would need Dallas to lose once as well to avoid a head-to-head tiebreaker (which Seattle would lose).
Here are video highlights of Seattle’s scrappy 17-7 win over San Francisco on Sunday.
Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and many other Seahawks talk about the win.
Left tackle Russell Okung is out at least a week after suffering a bruised lung on the interception play at the end of the first half, Carroll told 710 ESPN.
Russell Wilson set an NFL record for wins by a third-year quarterback. “More than anything, it’s a tribute to my football team,” he said (and the defense nodded).
Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson finally got his first touchdown.
The Seahawks retired No. 12 in honor of the fans 30 years ago today. Former owner John Nordstrom talked about the decision.