With dual weeks to play in a unchanging season, 3 of 4 multiplication champions have already been motionless in a AFC. But there’s copiousness to play for in a NFC that has 5 teams holding 10-plus wins and any of a 4 groups still undecided.
The Seahawks can’t bind a NFC West pretension with a win on Sunday night opposite a Cardinals in Arizona. What they can do with a win is take a multiplication lead, and with a small bit of help, assure themselves a mark in a postseason.
These are a 4 teams 12s should base for in Week 16 besides a Seahawks:
1. Saturday, Dec. 20 – Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) during Washington Redskins (3-11), 1:30 p.m. PT, NFL Network
With a Seattle win and Philadelphia detriment or tie, a Seahawks would bind a playoff spot. That creates a Redskins an easy group to base for this week. I know we told we to base for a Eagles a week ago, anticipating a Birds could give a Dallas Cowboys (10-4) – a group that owns a head-to-head tiebreaker over a Seahawks after their Week 6 win during CenturyLink Field – a fifth loss. But with a Eagles potentially melancholy Seattle’s playoff hopes should they win out, it’s best to change-up your devotion this weekend. we can’t suppose that’ll be too difficult.
Who To Root For: Redskins
2 3. Sunday, Dec. 21 – Detroit Lions (10-4) during Chicago Bears (5-9) Green Bay Packers (10-4) during Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12), 10 a.m. PT, FOX
In a span of identical scenarios, a win by Seattle and detriment or tie from Detroit or Green Bay would also secure a postseason berth for a Seahawks. However, should Seattle keep winning, carrying during slightest one of a Lions or Packers keep gait would be good in sequence to equivalent Dallas’ head-to-head tiebreaker on Seattle. That’s since any three-way tie or two-way tie with a group not named a Cowboys would preference a Seahawks. But when trying to pinpoint who to base for this week, let’s go opposite a 10-win teams that could pass Seattle’s position in a playoff design should a Seahawks stumble down a stretch.
Who To Root For: Bears, Buccaneers
4. Sunday, Dec. 21 – Indianapolis Colts (10-4) during Dallas Cowboys (10-4), 1:25 p.m. PT, CBS
If a Seahawks win their remaining dual games, a usually approach they won’t get a No. 1 seed and home-field advantage via a NFC playoffs is if they finish in a two-way tie with a Cowboys, since of that aforementioned head-to-head tiebreaker. A fifth Cowboys detriment would give 12s a reason to be even some-more vehement forward of a Seahawks’ 5:30 p.m. PT kickoff during Arizona.
Who To Root For: Colts
But Wait, There’s More
Just so you’re wakeful of all a intensity ways a Seahawks can bind a playoff mark this weekend, cruise this: A Cowboys win or tie joined with an Eagles detriment would boat a postseason bid a Seahawks’ way, regardless of how Seattle performs in a final dual games. In this case, a Cowboys would win a NFC East and a Eagles would humour their sixth loss, definition if Seattle mislaid their final dual games to finish 10-6 they would reason a head-to-head tiebreaker over Philly and acquire one of a NFC’s dual wild-card spots.