Because Seattle deserves a break after enduring the Sonics leaving and the Mariners sucking.
Their coach doesn't have a well-publicized foot fetish.
Because even the sun shines on a dog's ass sometimes.
Because 7-9 is divine.
Because by making the playoffs they'll draft later, so it will be easier to justify a later pick to keep Jake Locker in town.
Because no fans are as passionate as those at Qwest Field. They deserve something.
New York buys itself a playoff baseball team every year. Sorry that doesn't work in the NFL.
The Seahawks need one more game to decide who their quarterback will be next season.
Without them, no team west of Kansas City would be in the playoffs.
They're riding a one game win streak and momentum is everything in the playoffs.
They beat the Bears in week 6 and they're the number two seed in the NFC.
They won the division.