Updated Playoff Scenarios For The Seahawks Ahead Of Their Week 17 Game vs. San Francisco

A look at what the Seahawks’ Sunday night game means heading into the playoffs.

The Seahawks are hosting the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night in a game that will determine the NFC West title.

What is no longer in play for Seattle, however, is a first-round bye. Heading into Week 17 the Seahawks had a shot at the No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye, Sunday's win by the Green Bay Packers over the Lions meant the Seahawks can finish no higher than the No. 3 overall seed.

So here are the different scenarios at play when Seahawks host the 49ers Sunday night:

  • The Seahawks are the No. 3 seed and host the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings next weekend with a win.
  • The Seahawks will be the No. 5 seed with a loss and play at Philadelphia, which clinched the NFC East and the No. 4 seed with a win Sunday.
  • The 49ers will be the No. 1 overall seed with a win, and would be the No. 5 seed with a loss and play at Philadelphia.

Dates and times of next weekend's wild card games will be announced Sunday night.

The Seahawks and the 49ers will meet this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, their current home field, for Week 17 of the 2020 season. Take a look back at photos from past games between the two teams.