The Seahawks trail Chicago and New Orleans in the NFC playoff seedings. Sixth-seeded Atlanta would visit Seattle for a wild-card game if the current NFC standings held through season’s end. This is something we’ll monitor more closely as we get deeper into the second half of the season.
The league has an outstanding Web site tracking conference playoff seedings. The Seahawks were inadvertently listed as the fourth seed when I checked the site most recently, but I have tipped them off to the error and they should have corrected information posted shortly. I’ve got a sortable version here.
New Orleans, Seattle and the Giants are tied with 6-3 records. New Orleans prevails in the three-way tiebreaker, thanks to a superior conference record (5-1 vs. 5-2 for both Seattle and New York). Seattle then edges out the Giants for the third seed based on head-to-head record (Seahawks 42, Giants 30).