The NFL playoffs just got turned on its head. A 7/9 beating the 11/5 defending SB champs. OUCH.
I'm rooting for Seattle just to screw with the NFL for allowing such a thing to happen.
I can't argue that the 7-9 Seahawks should be in, much less hosting a game... and winning doesn't justify it. Seattle would have to win the Superbowl to finish above .500 at 11-9!
Think about that for a minute... Seattle could get to and lose the Superbowl and be 10-10! That's insane.
Two 10-6 teams in the NFC didn't get in...
Heck, I'd make a case for the Raiders at 8-8 who at least went 6-0 inside their own division... before I'd make a case for Seattle.
As an example... I'm an ACC fan... but some years ago UNC got in with a 16-13 record to the NCAA tourney... and they made it to the final four before losing there! BUT... I still thought they didn't earn their way into the playoffs that year.
How many other teams with that record might have done the same thing?
And back to the NFL... The Rams (also finished at 7-9) could have been 8-8 and might have won that game today... The 10-6 Tampa Bay team that didn't make the playoffs just beat the Saints last weekend so we know they could have won if in the same scenario.
So... I'm rooting for Atlanta first... but if they can't win, I'm rooting for Seattle just to screw with things!