Seahawks clinch playoff spot in 34-7 win over Saints

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

The Seahawks are the first team to clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs, after beating New Orleans 34-7. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns, landing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller and 4-yard one to Doug Baldwin. A fierce 27-7 lead by Seattle kept the pressure on New Orleans, and the Saints couldn’t even break 100 yards by the time it was midway through the third quarter. Not since 2005 have the Saints allowed so many yards, as the Seahawks finished with 315 first-half yards. Now, 11-1 Seattle is two games ahead of the rest of the NFC competition, and holds tiebreakers over 9-3 New Orleans and 9-3 Carolina. On a humorous note, the game set a world record for noise levels, at 137.6 decibels. They also jumped and down with such ferocity that it registered a 1 or 2 earthquake!

Featured image courtesy of Seahawks Facebook.