— Seattle Seahawks fans are calling for the Seahawks to get involved in the NFL playoff process, after losing to the Detroit Lions and then going on to lose to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime.
The Seahawks, who finished their regular season in Week 9 at 6-6, were expected to have a strong showing in the NFC West, where they finished a game behind the Los Angeles Rams in a tie for third place.
But the team’s star running back Marshawn Lynch suffered a concussion early in the third quarter, leaving the team with just two running backs and a third tight end.
After winning three straight, the Seahawks were expected back on track in Week 10.
But they struggled in Week 11, losing to Kansas City 49ers in overtime and then getting routed by the Cleveland Browns in overtime in Week 12.
This is the second time in a week that the Seahawks have had a bad day.
The team’s Week 1 performance was marred by a pair of late turnovers in the fourth quarter, and then the team suffered a third consecutive loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
Despite the team winning on Sunday, some Seahawks fans have been vocal about wanting the team to get into the playoffs.
“I think we’re in for some big games this year,” one Seahawks fan told The Associated Press.
I’m not a Seahawks fan, but the fans are so great.
Another Seahawks fan added: “I’m so sorry.
I hope the NFL gets us involved in a playoff system.”
The NFL is expected to announce the next four playoff spots by March 8.
The Seattle Seahawks have not made a playoff run since 1993.
Fans of the Minnesota Vikings, the Houston Texans and the Atlanta Falcons were among those who took to social media to express their frustration over the loss.