SEATTLE -- The Seahawks capped off its third perfect home season in franchise history Sunday. But if Russell Wilson and company want to get Seattle to its second Super Bowl, it will have to take that show on the road.
After a tough 20-13 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at the usually rowdy CenturyLink Field, Wilson will face fellow super-rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in an NFC Wild Card Game next weekend.
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 the win over the Rams and an 8-0 home mark for the Seahawks.
"To tie that record is really something special," Wilson said. "It's a tribute to my faith and all God has put me through, but also to my team and what they've done.”
Seattle (11-5) had hopes of still winning the NFC West entering the day, but needed Arizona to pull off a stunning upset of San Francisco. For a while, it looked plausible with Arizona holding an early 6-0 lead and trailing just 7-6 at halftime. But San Francisco pulled away in the third quarter and with it went Seattle's hopes of being any more than just the No. 5 seed and a road trip for the first round of the playoffs.