Indirect Effects: Green Bay Packers Playoff Positioning

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Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Cory Harkey (46) and Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) go after a loose ball during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis defeated Seattle 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis @ Seattle

What A St. Louis Win Means:

If the Rams steal a win here, we see Seattle get stuck with nothing better than the #3 seed. Depending on the Arizona game, it could even put them down at #5 and not even having any home contests throughout the playoffs (unless the highly unlikely scenario of #5 and #6 seeds both making the NFC Championship occurs).

What A Seattle Win Means:

The only way Seattle doesn’t grab the #1 seed with a victory is if Green Bay ties Detroit while Dallas gets a win.

Who To Root For:

I think this one is pretty obvious. You want St. Louis to win; that alone blows open the entire NFC bracket by taking away the home-field advantage afforded to Seattle. If anything, it firmly plants the favorite status onto Green Bay (as long as they beat Detroit).