Seahawks regain No. 2 seed in NFC playoff projections

With Seattle's win on Thursday night and the Detroit Lions' loss on Sunday to the New York Giants, the Seahawks moved back up to No. 2 in the NFC playoff picture.

If the regular season ended today, the Seahawks would have a bye in the first round. Their most likely opponent at home in the divisional round would be the third-seeded Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons played the Seahawks tough at CenturyLink Field earlier this season, but Seattle escaped with a 26-24 victory.

Other possible divisional round opponents in the first round, given the way things are currently set up, include the Lions and Giants.

The other team to keep an eye on is the Green Bay Packers. They blew the Seahawks out at Lambeau Field, 38-10, in Week 14 and would be a possible divisional round opponent if Packers were to overtake the Lions in the NFC North.

The Seahawks' two remaining opponents -- the Arizona Cardinals (at home) and San Francisco 49ers (away) -- are a combined 6-21-1 and have been eliminated from playoff contention. If the Seahawks win out, they will be the No. 2 seed. If they don't, they could drop down to No. 3 or No. 4.

Seattle is the only team in the NFL that is undefeated (7-0) at home. If the Seahawks take care of business in the final two games, their path to the Super Bowl would include just one potential road game (against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game).