After completely dismantling the San Francisco 49ers 42-13, the 10-5 Seattle Seahawks are back in the playoffs since 2010.
With a win next week in the season finally against the St. Louis Rams (7-7-1), and a loss by the 49ers (10-4-1) to the Arizona Cardinals (5-10), the Seahawks, will beat the odds and win the NFC West.
The performance that Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had against the 49ers Sunday night, showed why he should be Rookie of the Year.
Wilson was 15-21 for 171 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception against the league's fourth ranked pass defense.
He was a pain in the 49ers' side all night long scrambling around, backing up to avoid sacks, and making smart plays on every snap in sloppy conditions.
Wilson was not the only Seahawks' player to take advantage of the 49ers' defense. Running back Marshawn Lynch controlled the ground running for 111 yards on 26 carries and one touchdown.
Lynch also did his part bailing Wilson out, catching a touchdown pass out of the backfield slowing the 49ers' pass rush to a crawl with all the creative plays that were coming at them.
The Seahawks' defense did their part creating pressure on the 49ers' offense all night. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick found very little room to work and was picking himself up off the ground frequently.
Linebacker K.J. Wright led the charge against Kaepernick with a sack and a knock down to go with his seven tackles. Cornerback Richard Sherman made the most of what could be his final game until the Super Bowl, with five tackles, four defended passes and one touchdown.
If the Seahawks continue playing at this tempo they will be unbeatable. They have won their last four games with a combined score of 173-47. Granted two of those wins were to below average teams, they are 6-1 on the season against playoff caliber teams.