And the celebration.

Click here for the full slide show.It was a slow start, but

Click here for the full slide show.

It was a slow start, but eventually the Seahawks lived up to their billing, trouncing the St. Louis Rams by a score of 27-9. With that the Seahawks’ cap a 13-3 season, matching its previous record for wins in a season, claiming the NFC West championship and claiming the number one seed in the NFC. That seeding will guarantee the team a huge home field advantage throughout the play-offs, an advantage that was in effect on Sunday, as the Seahawks and their fans clearly frustrated their opponent.

For instance, Seattle’s offense got a big boost in the third quarter of the game when Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford capped a long series of unnecessary Ram’s penalties by getting ejected for smacking an official in the head and knocking his hat off. That certainly didn’t help the run defense, which soon after gave up a touchdown to Marshawn Lynch to bring the score up to 20-3.

Just for fun, let’s take a look at that hat smackin’ action one more time:

But who cares about the Rams? It’s all about the Hawks, today.

Passing faired slightly better, with 145 total that contributed to 8 of 11 game first downs.

Which Seattle fans loved.

For the Rams, the game was not pretty. The team only posted a total of thirteen (13) rushing yards.

Fans were kind enough to wave him goodbye.

He exchanged words with fans, who relished the opportunity to taunt Langford, before being escorted off the field.

Langford took a rare ejection from officials after bumping a referee. On his way out Langford lost it, slamming his helmet into the turf.

Of the twelve penalties St. Louis took through the game (for 87 yards) none was more epic than the ejection of the Rams’ Kendall Langford (DT).

Five of those first downs, however, were the result of penalties, with which the Rams were generous.

It’s time to celebrate in Seattle, where the Seahawks yesterday clinched the NFC West in a 27-9 rout of the St. Louis Rams.

The Hawks otherwise put in a solid performance through the whole game, posting 20 first downs.

The Hawks otherwise put in a solid performance through the whole game, posting 20 first downs.

His highlight came in the fourth quater, when he and Wilson connected for a 47 yard touchdown pass that put the Hawks up 27 to 9.

Tate had eight receptions for 129 yards, a new career high.

But the big show came from Hawk’s wide receiver Golden Tate.

Including a two yard run in the third quarter for a touchdown, putting the Hawks up 17.

Hawks running back Marshawn Lynch put in a solid performance, running for 97 yards.

The Hawks began their final road to the top of the NFC West early on, with an interception by Seattle linebacker Malcom Smith early in the first quarter. Smith returned the ball 37 yards for a touchdown.

The win ushers in the first home-field advantage for the Hawks in the playoffs since 2005.

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