The Seahawks would play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field if the NFL season were to end today. But, of course, it doesn't.

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After the games of this weekend, if the season were to end today, the Seattle Seahawks would have the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs and would then play at Green Bay in a Wild Card playoff game.

Green Bay moved into the No. 3 seed thanks to Seattle’s 38-7 win at Minnesota,which knocked the Vikings into a tie with the Packers in the NFC North. However, because Green Bay owns a win at Minnesota from two weeks ago, the Packers would get the tiebreaker if the season ended today.

It doesn’t, and the two teams will play again in Green Bay in the regular season finale Jan. 3, so a few things can still happen. But as of now, it would be Green Bay-Seattle in the Wild Card round.

And overall, it was a good weekend for Seattle.

Not only did the Seahawks get a win, but their closest pursuer in the Wild Card race — the Atlanta Falcons — lost to Tampa Bay.

That means Seattle is now a game ahead of the rest of the field for the final Wild Card spot — Seattle is 7-5, and next on the list are the Bucs and Falcons at 6-6.

Seattle also took a big step toward maybe getting the No.5 seed, which this year they might want as that would almost certainly mean playing at the NFC East champ – -which as of today would be 5-6 Washington — rather than the NFC North champ, which as of today is Green Bay.

The Vikings hold the No. 5 spot right now. But Seattle now holds the tiebreaker on the Vikings, who also have games remaining left at both Arizona (this Thursday) and Green Bay.

The only bad news of the weekend is that the longshot chances of winning the NFC West got that much longer.

Arizona beat the Rams to improve to 10-2, remaining three games ahead of Seattle with four to play.

Arizona would have to lose two of its next three while Seattle wins out for the Seahawks to have a chance to make the last game meaningful. In that scenario, Seattle would have to win that game to force a tie and then win a tiebreaker.

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The best way to do that would be the “common games” tiebreaker, which Seattle could get if Arizona lost to Green Bay and Minnesota. There is no scenario where Seattle would win the West without winning that last game at Arizona.

And yes, that also means the Cardinals have to lose to the Vikings on Thursday for the Seahawks to have a chance at the division.

Arizona is already a seven-point favorite for the game against the Vikings.

Arizona’s three remaining games are Thursday vs. Minnesota at home, at Philadelphia on Dec. 20, home to Green Bay on Dec. 27 and then home to Seattle.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, are already as much as a nine-point favorite for their game next Sunday at Baltimore, which lost to Miami on Sunday.