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Can Seahawks still make the playoffs after Week 16 loss?

We go over the Seahawks chances to make the postseason going into their Week 16 game against the Chiefs.

Jordyn Brooks #56 and Darrell Taylor #52 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrate a sack against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at Lumen Field on December 11, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Results update: The Packers ended up beating the Dolphins on Sunday to improve to 7-8 and are tied with Seattle and Detroit. The Commanders are Giants are still ahead in the 6 and 7 seeds in the NFC. Things get a bit more interesting for the Seahawks. The Packers and Lions face each other the last week of the season, which could be a playoff scenario. It could help Seattle get in if the Giants/Commanders falter in the final two weeks.

Saturday, Dec. 24 update: The 49ers have defeated the Commanders, which helps Seattle a lot in the playoff picture. The Seahawks won’t slip much from their loss, since the Giants, Lions and Commanders also lost.

Saturday, Dec. 24 update: The Seahawks lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-10. They are not eliminated from playoff contention after the loss, but they will be looking for the 49ers to beat the Commanders on Saturday afternoon to keep them in the playoff picture.

The Seattle Seahawks have struggled in recent weeks and their playoff chances have taken a hit in that time. Things don’t get any easier on Saturday when they travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and the Seahawks are a ten-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Seahawks playoff chances

Record: 7-7
Odds to make playoffs: Yes +200, No -250
Remaining opponents: Week 16 @ Chiefs, Week 17 vs. Jets, Week 18 vs. Rams

The Seahawks have lost four of five games to drop out of first place in the NFC West all the way to outside the playoff bracket heading into Week 16. They are in eighth place overall, a half game back of the seventh-place Commanders. They have a legitimate shot at the final wild card berth, but having to play the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium only makes this more difficult.

Seattle cannot be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, but they’ll be rooting for their rivals in the Bay Area. The 49ers host the Commanders and can keep Washington only a game up on Seattle if the Commanders lose. Seattle is tied with Detroit and has the head-to-head tiebreaker edge. The Lions are traveling to face Carolina on Saturday.

Current playoff standings

Wild card standings

6. Giants, 8-5-1
7. Commanders, 7-6-1

8. Seahawks, 7-7
9. Lions, 7-7
10. Packers, 6-8
11. Panthers, 5-9
12. Saints, 5-9
13. Falcons, 5-9