Jordan Babineaux – a.k.a. Big-play Babs – turns in the play that readers of Seahawks.com would vote the play of the decade as he pulls down Tony Romo short of the goal line and a first down after the Cowboys' holder/QB drops the snap on a game-winning field-goal attempt with 1:14 left in the Seahawks' 21-20 victory in a wild-card playoff game in Seattle. Matt Hasselbeck's second TD pass to Jerramy Stevens with 4½ minutes left in the game gives the Seahawks their one-point lead.
Tom Flores, who had been the team's president and general manager, is named president and head coach to replace Chuck Knox. Flores would go 14-34 in three seasons before being replaced by Dennis Erickson.
Trent Dilfer, starting for an injured Matt Hasselbeck, throws two touchdown passes to Darrell Jackson as the Seahawks close their 2001 season with a 21-18 victory over the Chiefs at Husky Stadium. Shaun Alexander also scores on a 44-yard run in the third quarter, as Dilfer runs his record as the starter in '01 to 4-0 and extends his consecutive victory streak to 15 after quarterbacking the Ravens to a Super Bowl in the 2000 season.
After spotting the Redskins a 14-0 lead, the Seahawks score 24 unanswered points to claim the franchise's first road playoff victory since 1983 in a wild-card game at FedEx Field. Marshawn Lynch runs for 132 yards to tie Shaun Alexander's club playoff record as the Seahawks rush for a postseason franchise-record 224 yards. Lynch's 27-yard TD run in the fourth quarter gives the Seahawks their first lead.