The Seattle Seahawks are officially playing for first place tomorrow.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday 20-17 on a 49-yard field goal by Justin Tucker, moving them up to 10-2. The 49ers are now also 10-2. Should the Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings, they’ll improve to 10-2 and given their head-to-head win over San Francisco in Week 10, will be alone in first in the NFC West.
In the overall standings, that would put Seattle in the 2 seed behind the New Orleans Saints, who are also 10-2 but beat the Seahawks in Week 3.
Should Seattle lose, they’ll obviously fall to 9-3 and stay a game out of first place and remain in a wild card position. Because they’d be losing to the Vikings that would also mean they’re the 6 seed for now, as Minnesota would improve to 9-3 and have the head-to-head victory.
The Seahawks and 49ers face off in Seattle in Week 17.