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December 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Breaking down Seattle’s playoff outlook this week

First, remember this — the Seattle Seahawks are already in the playoffs. They could  lose all of their games the rest of the way and still get a wildcard spot.

But they obviously want more, and hoped to get it last week when they could have sewn up the NFC West with a win at San Francisco.

Instead, the 49ers defeated Seattle 19-17, keeping San Francisco with at least a faint heartbeat of winning a third straight division crown.

That can end this week, though, with this simple formula — a Seattle win at New York against the Giants and a 49ers loss or tie at Tampa Bay, and the Seahawks are NFC West champs.

Seattle can also clinch the West this week with the much more unlikely scenario or a tie and a 49ers loss.

And the Seahawks can also get this week what they really want — homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

That can happen this week with a win and losses  by the 49ers and Saints, who will be playing the Rams in St. Louis.

All three games will be played at 10 a.m. Seattle time.

So if things break Seattle’s way, they could hold something of a dual celebration at MetLife Stadium Sunday.

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