Seahawks win NFC West, lock up No. 1 seed

Updated: December 29, 2013

Seattle, WA ( – Golden Tate caught eight passes for 129
yards and a touchdown and Marshawn Lynch rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown
as the Seattle Seahawks locked up the NFC’s No. 1 seed with a 27-9 win over
the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Russell Wilson was 15-for-23 passing for 172 yards and a score and Malcom
Smith returned an interception for a touchdown for the Seahawks (13-3), who
won the NFC West and secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Kellen Clemens completed 21-of-30 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and two
interceptions for the Rams (7-9), who were held to just 13 rushing yards.

St. Louis will have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after
Washington’s loss earlier on Sunday. The Rams will receive the Redskins’ pick
to complete the Robert Griffin III trade.