Seahawks top NFC
SEATTLE — In the Seahawks' locker room, the music blared and players danced while still in uniform, with hats reading "NFC West Champions."
On its third try, Seattle finally celebrated a division title and homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs by beating St. Louis.
"We can check the NFC West off our list," quarterback Russell Wilson said, "but we still have a lot more to do."
Malcolm Smith returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and Marshawn Lynch had a 2-yard scoring run in the second half as Seattle tied its franchise record for wins with its 13th. The only other time Seattle had the No. 1 seed was 2005, and it went to the Super Bowl.