Everyone knows how cozy the Seahawks are in Seattle. They found another place that feels like home, and it's a pretty good choice considering what the Meadowlands will host in February.
Seattle manhandled the New York Giants 23-0 Sunday for its sixth road win, holding the hosts to 181 yards. This is the best Seahawks road team in their history at 6-2; they are 6-0 at home.
Should they return to New Jersey this season, it would be for the Super Bowl.
All the Seahawks need is one more win -- at home against Arizona or St. Louis -- or a 49ers loss, and Seattle will be NFC West champion and have the home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
That would make the Seahawks even more prohibitive favorites to return to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.
"It's a beautiful place," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said with a smile. "And we'd love to be back."
"Just being human, you know about it," coach Pete Carroll said of the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city. "It's not important now. When the time comes, if we put ourselves in position to do that ..."
Packers' stunning rally
If this was Matt Flynn's last start in place of Aaron Rodgers, it was quite a memorable one.
The former Raider threw four touchdown passes in the second half, Eddie Lacy had the winning score on a 1-yard plunge after an interception by Tony Romo gave them one more chance, and the Green Bay Packers matched the biggest comeback in franchise history in a 37-36 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Lacy scored with 1:31 to go for Green Bay, which trailed 26-3 at halftime.
"It took me everything not to cry," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team won its second straight without Rodgers after going winless in the first five, including the Chicago game when the star QB got hurt. "I'm just drained. Just the sheer emotion. It was incredible."
The Packers (7-6-1) kept their playoff hopes alive with Rodgers possibly returning next week. He was close to medical clearance but missed his sixth straight game with a broken collarbone.
Cardinals survive in OT
The Arizona Cardinals care only about stacking up wins as they push for a playoff berth in the NFC. Needing a few extra minutes is no problem at all.
Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cardinals edged the Tennessee Titans 37-34 in overtime after blowing a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter.
"It's not like the BCS," Feely said. "You don't get style points. You've just got to win a game and move onto the next one."
The Cardinals (9-5) won their sixth in seven games.
Thomas rescues Miami
Desperate to stop Tom Brady's latest comeback bid, the Miami Dolphins sought help from a reserve safety making his NFL debut after being signed Tuesday off the 49ers' practice squad.
Michael Thomas came through, intercepting Brady's fourth-down pass in the end zone with 2 seconds left to seal a seesaw 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots.
The former Stanford star celebrated by flopping to his back and was swarmed by his new teammates.
"I didn't know what his first name was," defensive tackle Jared Odrick said. "That's being thrown in the fire and reacting. That's a pure athlete."
Grieving Johnson plays
Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson could have flown home -- and no one would have blamed him. Johnson's mother died unexpectedly Saturday at her Northern California home. Rhonda Lewis was 48.
Johnson, a San Francisco native, and the Bills had already arrived in Jacksonville when he heard the devastating news. He sat down with coach Doug Marrone, who gave him the option of leaving or staying for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Johnson decided to stay with his teammates, and he opted not to tell any of them.
"Whatever I can do to help out the team," Johnson told a small group of reporters in the hallway after the game. "I think I should give it my all no matter what. It was tough, but we got the win, and I'm happy about that and I'm sure she's happy about that."
Johnson finished with one catch for 4 yards in Buffalo's 27-20 victory.
The Seattle Times contributed to this report.