Seahawks: Playoff Watch Week 13
November 25, 2014
A week 12 win moves my Seahawks into the playoffs with a #6 wild-card seed by a fingernail over the 49ers. A Thursday Night game at San Francisco will determine which team gets to stay in.
Here’s the three games that might make or break the post season hopes in Seattle heading into week 13.
Eagles (8-3) @ Cowboys (8-3)
Failing a season ending slump over the remaining five games one of these teams is going to edge out the Seahawks or 49ers from the playoffs. Based on the remaining schedule I’m going to say that Seattle needs the Cowboys to win here, but judge for yourselves. After this game Dallas plays @ Bears, @ Eagles, vs Colts and @ Redskins. The Eagles will play vs Seahawks, vs Cowboys, @ Redskins and @ Giants.
Bears (5-6) @ Lions (7-4)
An upset win by Chicago sees the Lions finishing the season at worse (9-7) with later losses @ Chicago and @ Packers. A win by the lions means they will finish at least (10-6) with victories @ Buccaneers and vs Vikings with a 50/50 chance Detroit edges out the Seahawks from the playoffs at (11-5). Go Bears!
Seahawks (7-4) @ 49ers (7-4)
Looking at the rest of the season schedule this weeks game is more of a must win for Seattle than it is for the 49ers. While not giving Seattle a lock on a playoff spot, a win puts them one more victory away from being in control of their own playoff destiny with five games remaining. For the 49ers a win this week is just more elbow room before playing @ Raiders then finishing the season with two of three games at home.
Juggling the probability dice the Seahawks and 49ers can split home games over the next three weeks and we could still see the Cardinals, Seahawks and 49ers all making the playoffs. How cool would that be? But why take chances, Go Seahawks!
Here’s how the rest of the season looks for the NFC West.
Seahawks (7-4) Opponents (35-20)
@ 49ers (7-4)
@ Eagles (8-3)
@ Cardinals (9-2)
Cardinals (9-2) Opponents (29-26)
@ Falcons (4-7)
@ Rams (4-7)
@ 49ers (7-4)
Rams (4-7) Opponents (23-32)
@ Redskins (3-8)
@ Seahawks (7-4)
49ers (7-4) Opponents (31-24)
@ Raiders (1-10)