As I wrote in a story for today’s paper, the Seahawks’ playoff picture only got brighter over the weekend.
But while the Seahawks can clinch a playoff spot with a win this week, they can’t technically do it all by themselves.
Straight from the NFL, here are all the ways Seattle can clinch a playoff spot this weekend:
Seattle clinches a playoff spot with:
- Seattle win + Philadelphia loss or tie OR
- Seattle win + Detroit loss or tie OR
- Seattle win + Green Bay loss or tie OR
- Seattle tie + Philadelphia loss OR
- Seattle tie + Detroit loss + Green Bay loss OR
- Philadelphia loss + Dallas win or tie
So there you go. It obviously isn’t that out of reach for Seattle to clinch what would be its third straight playoff berth this weekend.
As you can see, though, only one doesn’t involve Seattle winning or tying. And that’s all I’d expect to hear the Seahawks talking about this week, is beating Arizona.
Here are a few other links. …
- Hugh Millen with some good analysis of what the Seahawks did to Colin Kaepernick Sunday.
- And here’s our notebook with items on Russell Okung and a bit more.
- Seahawks.com wraps up Monday’s news.
- The Arizona Republic wonders if the Cardinals will be able to run the ball against the Seahawks.
- Tyrann Mathieu expects to play Sunday.
- NFL.com gave the Seahawks a B-plus for Sunday.
- ESPN with a snapshot of Arizona QB Ryan Lindley.
- ESPN says the numbers and history don’t favor Lindley against the Seahawks.
- ESPN also examines the game of Russell Wilson and notes that “He was 3-for-11 against the 49ers’ blitz with an average of only 5.7 yards per throw. Wilson also was 0-for-8 throwing while under duress, the most attempts without a completion by a player in a game this season.”