Against the Seahawks they punted six times and scored only once.

Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett - oh my!

WILSON'S NUMBERS: Wilson threw for three touchdowns and broke the Seahawks franchise records for yards passing and touchdowns.

Oh, yes, Seattle regained its mojo, momentum and mauling way of winning.

While the Seahawks are just 2-9 away from home in the postseason, they closed the regular season with five straight road victories, including Sunday's 36-6 throttling at NFC West champion Arizona.

"We've enjoyed the journey, and the journey's not over yet", Wilson said.

Run game, pass game, return game, defense - Seattle looked about as flawless as a cover girl's face.

- Finally, Keim was asked if he wants the Cardinals to play the Seahawks again.

Time will tell, but as the playoffs get set to kick off, ESPN NFL writer Mike Sando, in his playoff team rankings (ESPN Insider), has the Cardinals sitting third behind No. 1 Seattle and No. 2 Carolina. Yes, the game against Arizona was the 16th of the regular season, but the Seahawks were going to approach it as if it were a playoff game.

Neither team had a ton to play for - the Cardinals had a shot at clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and the Seahawks were hoping to put themselves in position for a No. 5 seed instead of a 6 - but only Seattle was able to put that aside. There is more confidence after beating a rival to win the division and they are expected to be a lot healthier on defense.

If the Vikings beat Seattle (10-6), they will travel to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Cardinals. Then, it'll be one-and-done, knowing that another showing like Sunday's will mean a quick end to what has been a dream season.

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But before Sunday, whether it was Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton or Arizona's Carson Palmer, every top-tier quarterback had torched the Seattle secondary. Hauschka missed a 40 yard attempt making it the first possession of the game that didn't result in a Seattle score. "Our name hasn't been printed on any Super Bowl ticket yet", Keim said.

Sherman said, no, his act was to demonstrate Palmer was sitting on the bench, like Brown a non-factor. Officials didn't appreciate the gesture and flagged Sherman for an unsportsmanlike penalty.

Last week, Arians said he had no intent of resting any of his starters, but following Sunday's loss, he said sitting Palmer "was planned ahead of time".

Back was the Seattle offense of the five games before the Rams loss, moving easily throughout the first half in taking a 30-6 lead. At the beginning of the 4th Quarter, Tavaris Jackson came in for Wilson who left the game with the highest quarterback rating in the National Football League this season.

"It's fun", linebacker K.J. Wright said. "We know that we line up against anybody that we're confident that we're going to get the job done". Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater has completed 65.3 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The last of his three touchdown passes, to Jermaine Kearse, was the best.

Things were just as rosy on the other side of the ball, where the defense managed to allow the fewest points in the National Football League for the fourth consecutive season.

That was before Wilson found tight end Chase Coffman for his second career touchdown.


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