Seahawks’ chances for top NFC seed hinge on winning, GB-DET not tying. There have only been 20 ties in 40 NFL years.
The NFL issued the following Monday, and all of it comes down to one fundamental truth: If the Seahawks, who are already in the playoffs, beat the Rams at home on Sunday they will have achieved everything they set as their goal for this regular season defending their Super Bowl title.
If they lose — or if on the one in-almost-500 chance Green Bay and Detroit tie — the Seahawks could be the second, third, fifth or sixth seed.
There have been exactly 20 ties in the NFL in 9,556 regular-season games over the last 40 seasons, since the …