The NFL Playoffs Picture for the NFC Week 16

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Seattle Seahawks

Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) follows the block of tight end Luke Willson (82) against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Current Record: 12-2

Current NFL Playoffs Position: No. 1 seed, winner of NFC West

If they win out:

They maintain the No. 1 seed in the NFC by a wide margin, and go for crowd noise records in every playoff game.

If they lose out:

Seattle’s playoff life is assured, and they need only one win in their last two games (both at home) to lock up the NFC West. But it’s not done yet. If the Seahawks lose at home to the Cardinals and Rams for some crazy reason, and the San Francisco 49ers win out, they could bump Seattle to a wildcard spot, burying their home field advantage. In a less extreme scenario, the Saints could still overtake them for the No. 1 seed.

Teams they’re rooting against:

San Francisco, New Orleans