The Seattle Seahawks were the only team in the NFL to go undefeated at home this season, finishing 8-0 at CenturyLink Field.
Unfortunately for them, being the fifth seed doesn't afford them the opportunity to play there (unless they face the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game), so they must travel to
Washington Landover Sunday to take on the Redskins having not won a road playoff game in nearly three decades.
The Seahawks defeated the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 31, 1983, in the AFC Divisional Round, but since then, they are 0-8:
- 30-14 to the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in the 1983 AFC Championship Game
- 31-10 to the Dolphins at the Orange Bowl in the 1984 AFC Divisional Round
- 23-20 in overtime to the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome in the 1987 AFC Divisional Round
- 21-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals at Riverfront Stadium in the 1988 AFC Divisional Round
- 33-27 in overtime to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the 2003 NFL Wild Card Round (this is my personal favorite, best known for Matt Hasselback's "We want the ball and we're gonna score" decree when the Seahawks won the coin toss in overtime; he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown and lost them the game)
- 27-24 in overtime to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in the 2006 NFC Divisional Round
- 42-20 to the Packers at Lambeau Field in the 2007 NFC Divisional Round
- 35-24 to the Bears at Soldier Field in the 2010 NFC Divisional Round
Meanwhile, the Redskins, who haven't hosted a playoff game since 1999, are 13-2 in postseason home games and have won five straight dating back to the 1986 NFL Wild Card Round.
Something's gotta give.
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