NFC Playoff Picture: Seahawks confidently holding down No. 5 seed

Week 10 of the 2023 NFL season is ongoing, but attention is shifting to AFC teams, bringing clarity to the NFC playoff picture.

The Seattle Seahawks gained breathing room in the Wild Card hunt and remain in contention for the division title after a home victory against the Washington Commanders.

As teams approach their bye weeks, the NFC playoff contenders are starting to separate from those with less promising prospects.

The current NFC standings reveal that, if the playoffs started today, the Philadelphia Eagles would secure the first-round Bye.

In this hypothetical scenario, the Detroit Lions would face the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit.

The San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC West, while the Seattle Seahawks hold a tiebreaker advantage over the Dallas Cowboys.

Potential playoff matchups include the 49ers against the Cowboys and the Seahawks facing the New Orleans Saints.

Seattle's recent win created distance between them and other teams in the playoff hunt, with the Vikings currently holding the last Wild Card spot.

Despite challenging schedules ahead, other NFC contenders like the Saints, Cowboys, and Vikings face crucial matchups that could impact the playoff race.

The playoff scenario is fluid, and excitement is expected to grow as teams navigate the remaining weeks of the 2023 NFL season.

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