Otto Greule Jr
Seattle now finds itself with a shot at catching the San Francisco 49ers if they take care of their own business and get a little help from the Niners' schedule.
The Seahawks can't seem to beat anyone in their own division, but that doesn't mean they can't still win it. After beating the Chicago Bears on Sunday in overtime, 23-17, and the San Francisco 49ers losing to the St. Louis Rams, the Seahawks now find themselves not only in the playoff hunt, but also with a shot at a division title.
The Niners are 8-3-1 while the Seahawks are 7-5. Seattle's schedule is much easier down the stretch: home against the Arizona Cardinals, at the Buffalo Bills, at home against the Niners and ending the season at home against the Rams. The Cards, Niners and Rams all beat the Seahawks already this season, but they get all three of their revenge games at home where they are yet to lose.
If the Seahawks can run the table and the Niners fall to Seattle and the New England Patriots, Seattle is now the NFC West champion. A lot has to happen in their favor, but a home-heavy end of season schedule could be a blessing as the Seahawks try to pull off what seemed like an improbable feat before this weekend.