Seahawks need a win Sunday to make playoffs and some help
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks are now 10-3 and still in good position to make the playoffs. They could clinch a spot Sunday but need a little help too.
The Seahawks lost Sunday to the Rams, but you knew that already. Seattle still is the fifth seed in the NFC even after the loss, and still in really good shape to make the playoffs. They could clinch a spot with a victory against the Panthers in week 15, but they need a wee bit of help too.
Seattle has only two real threats keeping them from making the playoffs. One is the Vikings. Minnesota has 4 losses, but one of them is to Seattle. If both teams finish with four losses, they both make the playoffs. If both teams finish five losses and the Rams also finish with five losses, the Seahawks and Rams make the playoffs.
Another team is the Packers. Green Bay and Minnesota are in a fight for the NFC North lead. But if Seattle beats the Panthers and the Packers lose to the Bears, Seattle makes the playoffs. Weird? Yes. The Packers have 3 losses, so go figure.
The third team is the Rams. Sure, Los Angeles beat Seattle in week 14, but Seattle also has a win against the Rams this year. Los Angeles has to win out to have any hope for the playoffs. Seattle can clinch the postseason with two wins in its final three games. Or…
If Seattle beats the Panthers on Sunday (they should) and with a loss by either the Rams, the Packers or the Vikings, the Seahawks are in the postseason. Of course, if Seattle finds a way to win their last three games they would be no worse than the number 2 seed in the NFC and have some home-field advantage. Even with a bad loss to the Rams Sunday, Russell Wilson and friends are in great shape.