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 SEATTLE (AP) - Pete Carroll gathered his team in the locker room and finally offered some congratulations.
For the first time all season, Carroll felt he could acknowledge the Seattle Seahawks earning something tangible when they routed New Orleans 34-7 on Monday night to become the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot.
And as Carroll described on his weekly radio show Tuesday morning, the accomplishment was met with a collective ''golf clap.''
Even at 11-1, with the best record in the NFL and a 14-game home winning streak, the Seahawks remain unsatisfied, at least until they have clinched what's most important to them: Home-field advantage in the playoffs.
The blowout of the Saints gave Seattle a two-game lead in the home-field race with tiebreakers in hand.

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