SEATTLE - Fans welcomed home the Seahawks as the team returned to Seattle early Monday morning after its wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins.
The team plane, Seahawk 1, landed at 1 a.m., and dozens of fans lined the streets to cheer as buses carrying the team, coaches and staff passed by on 188th Street in SeaTac.
Just hours earlier, the Hawks were wrapping up the team's first road playoff win in 29 years.
They'll only be home for a few days, then will fly to Atlanta for a second-round game with the Falcons for a chance to play for the NFC Championship.
The Seahawks do not have any tickets available to sell for away playoff games, including the game with the Falcons. Tickets and travel packages are available through the team's official travel partner, Primesport. Fans can also use Ticket Exchange, the only authorized ticket resale site associated with the Seahawks. Those who are feeling lucky have a chance to win a playoff travel package for two if you purchase Washington Lottery $5 Scratch tickets. Get the details here.
The Seahawks 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Redskins came as the Redskins lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 132 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home.
Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.
The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.
Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back.