Seahawks’ Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

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It’s quite simple. If the Seattle Seahawks win Sunday versus the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers avoid playing to a tie, the defending champions will be the No. 1 seed and hold home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That is the most likely scenario, too — Seattle beating the Rams at CenturyLink and either the Packers or the Lions winning their game. It’s not the only scenario, however, and who the Seahawks might play in the divisional round still is somewhat undecided.

If the Seahawks win
If Seattle wins and there is a tie for the NFC North title game, the Dallas Cowboys need a win in Washington to sew up the top seed and home-field advantage. Seattle then would be the No. 2 seed.

Interestingly, this is a scenario that could produce a third game between Green Bay and Detroit, with the Lions hosting…

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