5. Seahawks lead NFC West by 2 games
Seattle’s win over Atlanta moved them to 4-1 on the season. The Rams, which are the only team to beat Seattle this season, lost again this week to drop to 3-3. Even if Arizona wins on Monday Night Football, they’ll only be 3-3 on the season as well.
The means the Seahawks will be 2 games ahead in the division no matter what happens tomorrow. The Seahawks are winning the games they need to win, and they’re making it very tough on the rest of the division to try and catch them.
Today’s win also gives the Seahawks the tiebreaker over Atlanta when it comes to playoff seeding. Right now, it looks like Minnesota, Seattle and Atlanta will be the three team vying for those first-round bye weeks in the playoffs.
There are still 11 games left in the season. It is probably a little too early to be looking into playoff scenarios.
No matter what though, it is always better to be the team with the early lead than to be trying to dig young self out of an early hole. That is something the last two years have definitely taught us.