Seahawks 27, Rams 9

SEATTLE - Malcolm Smith returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch added a 2-yard scoring run, and Seattle (13-3) clinched the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over St. Louis (7-9).

Russell Wilson finished 15 of 23 for 172 yards for the Seahawks, capping the victory with a 47-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate early in the fourth quarter.

The Rams were penalized a season-high 12 times for 87 yards. Zac Stacy, who needed 42 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the season, was held to 15.

St. Louis 0 0 3 6 – 9

Seattle 7 6 7 7 – 27

First quarter

Sea–Smith 37 interception return (Hauschka kick), 9:50.

Second quarter

Sea–FG Hauschka 28, 6:14.

Sea–FG Hauschka 35, :03.

Third quarter

StL–FG Zuerlein 36, 10:49.

Sea–Lynch 2 run (Hauschka kick), 2:21.

Fourth quarter

Sea–Tate 47 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 9:14.

StL–Cook 2 pass from Clemens (pass failed), 4:13.

A: 68,264.

StL   Sea

First downs 11   20

Total Net Yards 158   269

Rushes-yards 18-13   36-111

Passing 145   158

Punt Returns 5-57   2-(-2)

Kickoff Returns 3-54   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   2-37

Comp-Att-Int 21-30-2   15-23-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-12   4-14

Punts 7-48.1   6-53.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 12-87   7-65

Time of Possession 26:20   33:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: St. Louis, Stacy 15-15, Clemens 2-2, Givens 1-(minus 4). Seattle, Lynch 23-97, Turbin 7-13, Tate 1-2, Wilson 5-(minus-1).

Passing: St. Louis, Clemens 21-30-2-157. Seattle, Wilson 15-23-0-172.

Receiving: St. Louis, Kendricks 5-54, Cook 5-30, Bailey 4-33, Stacy 4-23, Pettis 2-15, Cunningham 1-2. Seattle, Tate 8-129, Miller 3-21, Lockette 1-8, Coleman 1-6, Lynch 1-4, Willson 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: None.