The Seattle Seahawks are playoff bound and will look to capture the fifth seed in the NFC next week against the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at home 38-31. The Seahawks are now 9-6 on the season, tying their record from last year, while the Chiefs failed to clinch the first seed in the AFC.
The Seahawks continued to rely on their run game as Chris Carson rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Russell Wilson ended the night with 271 passing yards and three touchdowns. Doug Baldwin caught seven receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown in what was one of his best performances of the season. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett and tight end Ed Dickson had big plays throughout the game helping the Seahawks keep drives alive.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, but only completed 23 of 40 pass attempts. He made spectacular throws throughout the game, but solid performances all around from the Seahawks secondary kept Tyreke Hill and Travis Kelce out of the endzone. Chiefs running back Damien Williams rushed for 103 yards, and was a menace the entire night, adding 37 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.
The Chiefs will return home to face the Oakland Raiders at home and a win would give them first place in the AFC. A loss and a Chargers victory will give the Chiefs a wild-card berth. If the Chiefs fall to the fifth seed, they will face the AFC North champion, either the Baltimore Ravens or the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Seahawks can clinch the fifth seed in the NFC if the get a win over the Arizona Cardinals next week. A loss and a Vikings win will see them slide to sixth and travel to the Chicago Bears in the first round. If the Seahawks win they will face the Dallas Cowboys.