Seattle falters in 2nd chance to win division

TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Published:

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The previous time Pete Carroll experienced losing at home the Seattle Seahawks were on their way to a 7-9 regular season.

The previous time Russell Wilson experienced losing at home he was a 21-year-old junior at North Carolina State still two seasons away from the NFL.

Consider a bit of the Seahawks (12-3) invincibility at home diminished after Arizona became the unlikely candidate to snap Seattle's 14-game home win streak.

Arizona's 17-10 victory on Sunday pushed Seattle's attempt to win the NFC West and wrap up home-field advantage in the conference to the final week of the regular season.

Carroll made a point of talking to the leadership of his team in the locker room after Sunday's loss to make sure they were properly focused heading into the week.

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