The Seattle Seahawks know exactly what seed they will get in the playoffs, depending on how they do on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers.
That’s the benefit of having their game flexed into “Sunday Night Football,” making it the final regular-season game of the year.
Seattle was relying on losses by New Orleans and/or Green Bay to potentially still earn a bye in the NFC playoffs, but unfortunately those two teams took care of business against Carolina and Detroit, respectively, meaning the Seahawks will get a three seed if they defeat San Francisco.
That three seed will come with a home date against the Vikings of Minnesota, a team Seattle defeated earlier this season.
If the Seahawks are unable to complete the season sweep against the 49ers, they will finish as the fifth seed and will play Philadelphia on the road – another team they defeated during the regular season.
While the Eagles have an inferior record to Seattle, the Seahawks are only 3-12 in road playoff games in franchise history, and they’d certainly prefer to host in the first round if they can take care of business on Sunday.