Who the Seahawks could face in Week 2 of the playoffs

Who the Seahawks could face in Week 2 of the playoffs

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Who the Seahawks could face in Week 2 of the playoffs

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 30 at 1:38 PM

Confused by which teams the Seahawks could play in week 2 of the playoffs? We'll break it down for you.

The Seahawks (No. 1 seed) will play the lowest remaining seed in the NFC and Carolina (No. 2) will play the highest remaining seed. That means Seattle could face one of three teams January 11th at CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks cannot play the Philadelphia Eagles (No. 3) in their first game. They could play Green Bay (No. 4), San Francisco (No 5) or New Orleans (No. 6).

Seattle would only face Carolina or Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game.

If New Orleans defeats Philadelphia this Saturday, they would be assured as the lowest-remaining seed and therefore would come to Seattle the following week.

If Philadelphia wins Saturday, then the Seahawks would face the winner of the Green Bay-San Francisco game in Seattle.

A game against either New Orleans or San Francisco would be a rematch of a regular season game(s) this year. The Seahawks beat the Saints 34-7 on Dec. 2 at CenturyLink.  They defeated the 49ers 29-3 at home on Sept. 15 then lost on the road 19-17 on Dec. 8.

A game against Green Bay would be the first non-preseason meeting since the teams faced each other on Monday Night Football last season. That was the so-called "Fail Mary" game in which replacement refs ruled a controversial touchdown for Seattle on the final play of the game.

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