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October 18, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs with the ball next to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks Playoff Scenario - Week 16

It’s Week 16 and the playoff scenario is starting to become clearer and clearer as we go. Here’s a quick look at where we are as we approach the big matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

- It’s simple. Beat the 49ers, and the Hawks are in as a Wild Card. If the Niners lose in Week 17 to Arizona at home and the Seahawks beat the Rams, then the ‘Hawks claim the NFC West crown, and at least one home field playoff game against the 6th seed. The Bears, Vikings, and Giants are prime contenders for this endeavor.

- There is a scenario where if the Seahawks claim the NFC West, and the Green Bay Packers lose one of their remaining games, then the ‘Hawks end up the #2 Seed, and a First Round Bye.

- If the ‘Hawks beat the 49ers on Sunday Night, but the ‘Niners win in Week 17, then the ‘Hawks still go in as the 5 seed, and likely will play at either Dallas, or Washington. The Giants are also a possibility here.

- If the ‘Hawks lose on Sunday Night, but beat the Rams in Week 17, they still go in as the 5 seed against either the Redskins, or Cowboys, on the road. The Giants are a possibility as well, depending on how the NFC East shakes out.

- I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t include all scenarios, including the worst of them. If the Seahawks lose out, then it will take some help from other teams to get in as the 6th seed. Namely a Redskins victory over the Cowboys in Week 17 in what is looking like one of the games of the year.

This is where the Seahawks sit going into what may be one of the greatest games in the HISTORY of this franchise. Every day leading up to Sunday Night is becoming longer than the last, as I’m sure my fellow 12th Men and Women are just aching to open what could be the greatest Holiday present given to its fans in years. Playoffs baby, Playoffs.

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  • Asthmagirl

    Well said!

  • Thomas Cyganiak

    Yea, OK, if you Seachickens REALLY THINK you deserve it. You’re CHEATERS and DO NOT belong in the playoffs! But Karma will allow you in a Wild Card game at #6 against the Giants and THEY WILL SMOKE YOU 42 – 13!!! GO PACK GO

    • Hanley H. Bonynge

      Explain how Seattle cheated. Please. Scrape the black holes of your brain and explain this line of thinking.

    • Asthmagirl

      There’s no reality based argument you can make regarding any possible cheat by Seattle. We’re the only team that has totally dominated the Pack this year.

      I used to look forward to Green Bay fans when they ended up in our season ticket section. I’ve had some good football times with their fans. But this season has shown a rather ugly side to Green Bay fans. It feels as though sportsmanship is lacking…

  • quit.whining

    Jeeez Thomas, bitter maybe? Just let it go already. The NFL said the right call was made (other than the push off that was missed) and the ref said he’d call it the same again if he had to. Get. Over. It.

    Go whine on the cheese head sites rather than on ours, would ya?


    How is a team cheaters when the refs blew the call? Then yes the NFL confirms the call…

  • Jason

    I like to think of the Packers game as it was as a whole. Please revisit the 1st half, and the sheer domination the Seahawks held over the Packers. Then the Pack come out in the 2nd half with some solid adjustments and make a contest of it. The game between these two teams came down to a very questionable call, it is true, but I dare any Packers fan to look at the Seattle Seahawks as a welcome opponent. Both teams deserve to be in the running for the Super Bowl and I bet both the Green Bay and Seattle fan bases salivate at the possibility of a Round 2. I know I do.

  • imdquarry

    I love to hear them whine!!! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Never get over it pathetic losers! Keep on believing you slaughtered the Hawks that Monday and then thank karma when they kick your sorry excuse for a team out of the playoffs! Sear some more, makes it all better!!!!