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Barring 49ers meltdown, Seahawks looking at potential Wild Card berth

Thanks to San Fransisco's win over New England last Sunday night, it seems almost certain that the Seattle Seahawks will now enter the NFL Playoffs as one of the NFC's Wild Card winners. The good news for Seattle fans is that the last two Super Bowl champions were both Wild Card entrants as well.

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At this point, it seems almost certain the Seattle Seahawks will enter the NFL playoffs as one of the NFC's Wild Card teams. With two games to play, the Seahawks are currently two games behind San Francisco in the NFC standings, and the 49ers close the season with a home date against last place Arizona.

Still, for Seahawks fans worried about playing Wild Card weekend, don't be. The last two Super Bowl champions were NFC Wild Card winners and played their way all the way to the title.

That's right, if there's one silver-lining for Seattle, it's knowing that last year the New York Giants won the Super Bowl as the NFC's No. 4 seed, and the previous year Green Bay won as the NFC's No. 6 seed.

And if Seattle is going to make a run through the NFC playoffs, it does look like it'll have to be as a Wild Card.

The 49ers currently sit at 10-3-1 overall, while the Seahawks are two games back in the loss column at 9-5. Seattle hosts San Fransisco this weekend, but even if they win, the Seahawks would still need San Francisco to lose next weekend when they host 5-9 Arizona.

Arizona has won just one game since Sept. 30.