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Seahawks route 49ers 42-13, make playoffs

"That crowd was crazy. They were great," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "And I'm so thrilled we were able to share it with them. They deserve a playoff team and they got it."

Seattle will likely be the No. 5 seed in the NFC. There remains a slight chance of winning the NFC West if the Seahawks beat St. Louis in the season finale and Arizona can upset the 49ers in San Francisco.

-- Reported by the Associated Press

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