It was a basic equation for the Seahawks. Two wins over division foes with losing records would land Seattle the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a coveted playoff bye.
With these Seahawks, nothing is that simple. When the Arizona Cardinals are involved, it usually turns into a headache for Seattle.
Seattle kicked away its chance to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a 34-31 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. Chandler Catanzaro hit a 43-yard field goal on the final play that opened the opportunity for either Detroit or Atlanta to slide in on the final weekend and deny Seattle the opportunity at rest and a home game in the divisional round.
"It's not an opportunity...