Bucs rout Seahawks to stay in playoff hunt

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns Sunday to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-15 rout of the struggling Seattle Seahawks.
Kellen Winslow and rookie Mike Williams each had a pair of TD receptions for the Bucs (9-6), who guaranteed themselves a winning record after going 3-13 a year ago in their first season under coach Raheem Morris.
Seattle (6-9) played most of the game without injured quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Amazingly, the Seahawks can still win the NFC West -- thus earning a playoff spot with a losing record -- by beating the first-place St. Louis Rams (7-8) at home next Sunday.