Seahawks vs Vikings: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s big win

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Dec 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

5. Seahawks need to keep their foot on the gas

The Seahawks passed a huge test today. They beat a division leader on the road to give them the inside track on the 5th seed in the playoffs.

The next three games for the Seahawks are three of the easiest on the schedule for the year. They play Baltimore, Cleveland, and the Rams. The last two of those are at home.

There is not reason for Seattle to not go 3-0 in those games. None. Any loss in that stretch would be completely unacceptable.

Those wins would push their record to 10-5 and wrap up their spot in the playoffs. The Seahawks do not want to have to go on the road against Arizona in Week 17 with their playoff lives on the line.