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Playoff scenarios: Why Week 16 is largely irrelevant in the NFC West

There's a lot of chatter about where the Seahawks (11-3) stand in the NFC playoff picture and how things might play out over the course of the final two weeks of the season.

Seattle is currently the No. 1 seed in the conference. That's because they own a two-way tie over the Saints (11-3) and Packers (11-3) as well as a head-to-head tie against the 49ers (11-3) in the division.

Let's start with how Seattle would hold onto the No. 1 seed, a scenario that assumes the Seahawks winning their final two games and finishing at 13-3.