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if seahawks win today what happens

If seahawks win today what happens

Well that was ugly.

The Seahawks got embarrassed at home in Week 16, losing to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13. Seattle was outplayed and outcoached in all facets in what was one of Seattle’s most miserable losses at CenturyLink Field in recent memory.

However, the defeat ultimately doesn’t change much for Seattle’s playoff picture. The Seahawks can still win the NFC West with a win at home over the 49ers in Week 17.

Seattle’s loss to Arizona does hurt its chances at a first-round bye. All that is in the Seahawks control is the No. 3 seed, which means they’d host a game in the Wildcard Round.

Here’s what needs to happen in order for the Seahawks to get a first-round bye:

– Beat the 49ers in Week 17.

– Packers lose one of their final two games.

Here’s how the Seahawks can still get the No. 1 seed:

– Beat the 49ers in Week 17.

– Packers lose one of their final two games.

– Saints lose in Week 17 to the Panthers.

Should the Seahawks lose to the 49ers, they’d likely be the No. 5 seed and go on the road to play the winner of the NFC East on Wildcard weekend. Right now that’s looking like the Eagles after Philadelphia beat the Dallas Cowboys, 17-9, in Week 16.

However, if the Seahawks lose and the Vikings win out, there’s a chance that Seattle tumbles to the No. 6 seed and would travel to either Green Bay or Minnesota in the Wildcard round.

Well that was ugly. The Seahawks got embarrassed at home in Week 16, losing to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13. Seattle was outplayed and outcoached in all facets in what was one of Seattle’s most miserable losses at CenturyLink Field in recent memory. However, the defeat ultimately doesn’t change much for Seattle’s playoff picture. The Seahawks can still win the NFC West with a win at home over the 49ers in Week 17.

If seahawks win today what happens

The Green Bay Packers’ victory Monday night over the Minnesota Vikings brought the 49ers’ playoff picture into clear focus entering Week 17.

The 49ers wrap up the regular season on Sunday night at the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC West title on the line. If the 49ers win, they will claim their first division title since 2012.

The 49ers would also wrap up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a victory against Seattle.

The 49ers-Seahawks loser will enter the playoffs as the No. 5 seed and will play the wild-card round of the playoffs at the winner of the NFC East.

The Packers’ 23-10 victory on Monday means Green Bay clinches the NFC North title, while the Vikings are locked into the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.

Here are the playoff scenarios for the 49ers entering Week 17:

If the 49ers win at Seattle:

They will be NFC West champions and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. The 49ers would open the playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 11, or Sunday, Jan. 12, at Levi’s Stadium.

The 49ers would either face the Vikings — if they win their playoff opener — or the winner of the Seahawks’ game against either the Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles.

If the 49ers lose at Seattle:

They will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs and will go on the road against the NFC East champion on Saturday, Jan. 4, or Sunday, Jan. 5.

If the Eagles beat the New York Giants OR Washington beats the Cowboys, the 49ers will open the playoffs at Philadelphia.

If the Eagles lose and the Cowboys win, the 49ers will open the playoffs at Dallas.

The Green Bay Packers’ victory Monday night over the Minnesota Vikings brought the 49ers’ playoff picture into clear focus entering Week 17. The 49ers wrap up the regular season on Sunday night at the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC West title on the line. If the 49ers win, they will claim their first division title since 2012. The 49ers would also wrap up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a victory against Seattle.