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NFL Playoffs Picture Updated: Seahawks win NFC West, lock up NFC's #1 seed

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The Seahawks locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed for the second season in a row by knocking off the Rams at home, 20-6.

Seattle will now have homefield advantage throughout the Playoffs, and the road to the Super Bowl once again goes through CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks have won 9 of their last 10 games, and 32 of their last 40 overall. The No. 1 seed is a huge get for Seattle, whose point differential in their last 24 home games (where they've won an NFL-leading 22 games) is +357, the turnover margin is +22, and the Seahawks have 55 takeaways in that stretch. Homefield matters.

Here's a look at the final NFC Playoffs seedings, via the inimitable Tim Connolly.


The Hawks have a bye to start out, then will face the lowest seeded team to emerge from the Wildcard Round.

In the AFC, the Playoffs Seeding looks like this:

No 1 seed: New England Patriots
No. 2 seed: Denver Broncos
No. 3 seed: Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 4 seed: Indianapolis Colts
No. 5 seed: Cincinnati Bengals
No. 6 seed: Baltimore Ravens