The Seahawks win their first playoff game since 1984 with a 20-10 victory over the Redskins in a divisional game in Seattle. After league MVP and NFL rushing champion Shaun Alexander goes out in the first quarter with a concussion, Matt Hasselbeck passes for one touchdown and runs for another, while Darrell Jackson catches nine passes for 143 yards.
New head coach Mike Holmgren hires eight assistants from his staff with the Packers to join him in Seattle: Mike Sherman, offensive coordinator/tight ends; Fritz Shurmur, defensive coordinator; Tom Lovat, offensive line; Larry Brooks, defensive line; Nolan Cromwell, wide receivers; Jim Lind, linebackers; Ken Flajole, defensive backs; and Kent Johnson, strength and conditioning.
Bob Whitsitt is relieved of his duties as president of football operations.
Robbie Gould kicks a 41-yard field goal to tie the game with 4½ minutes remaining in regulation and then hits a 49-yarder in overtime to give the Bears a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. Shaun Alexander runs for 108 yards and two touchdowns, but is stopped for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bears' 44-yard line with two minutes left in regulation.