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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.