Seeing the 'Hawks in the playoffs makes up for all the crappy, blow-out losses I sat through this year. They no longer matter. Does the 7-9 record mean anything to me? No. The Seahawks have missed the play-offs in the past despite 10-6 records (kind of like the Bucs this year)...that's the nature of the league. You play the game, rules as written, and hopefully you play it well enough to advance.
I'm elated. 'Nuff said for now.