Seattle Seahawks qualify for NFL playoffs despite losing record

The spotlight is back on losing teams in the NFL playoffs after the Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams in their regular season finale in Seattle to win the NFC West with a record of 7-9. The Seahawks became the first team to reach the NFL playoffs with a losing record in a non-strike season.

 
 

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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by the St. Louis Rams defense during their NFL game at Qwest Field in Seattle. The Seahawks have joined the '82 Lions and Browns as the only losing teams to reach the NFL playoffs. Ten other teams have made the playoffs with .500 records. The 1969 Houston Oilers of the AFL reached the playoffs with a record of 6-6-2, and nine NFL teams have made it with 8-8 records.


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