Fueled by their ear-ringing fans, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks were the only perfect home team in the NFL.
Now comes the challenge of being just as good on the road in the playoffs.
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 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday and an 8-0 home mark for the Seahawks.
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.
Seattle will travel to the NFC East champion - either Washington or Dallas - for the first round of the playoffs next weekend.
The Seahawks closed out ...