The Seahawks don’t have to wait until January to host a playoff game at Qwest Field.
They’re getting one on Sunday.
Tied at the top of the NFC West, the Seahawks will face the NFC’s No. 1 team in the 11-2 Falcons in a contest that Seattle would serve itself well in winning and one that will go a long way in determining the trail the Seahawks will be taking into January.
“This is a playoff matchup,” Carroll bluntly told the players when introducing the Falcons during the team meeting this morning. “It’s the kind of team you have to beat to move ahead. This is a great matchup for us. We need this.”