By Fred Goodall, AP Sports Writer
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns Sunday to help the Buccaneers keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-15 rout of the struggling 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.
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