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Seattle Seahawks Are The First Division Champs With A Losing Record

Posted 1/03/2011 7:30 am by

The Seattle Seahawks, one of four terrible teams in the worst division in the NFL, have somehow managed to win the NFC West.  In the last game of the season, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams and became the NFC West champions in historic fashion.  However, they’re not historic for a good reason.  The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks are the first NFL division winners to have a sub-.500 record.

How’s that work?  Well, Seattle somehow won their division despite being awful.  They went 4-2 in their division and won a clutch game to make something of their season.  Had Seattle lost, they would have had the 8th pick in the NFL draft.  Since they won, they’re going to make the playoffs and as division winners will host a playoff game versus the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.  No doubt head coach Pete Carroll is pleased.

“I’ve been hearing about the 7-9 record,” said Seattle strong safety Lawyer Milloy.  “So what? A couple of years ago (in 2008) Arizona got into the playoffs at 8-8 (it was actually 9-7) and made it all the way to the Super Bowl.”

Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders swept their division with a 6-0 record but didn’t make the playoffs while the Kansas City Chiefs went 2-4 and are the AFC West champions.  Meanwhile, the 10-win New York Giants and the 10-win Tampa Bay Buccaneers fail to make the playoffs.

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