Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 12/14/11

RENTON, WA - JANUARY 12: Pete Carroll answers questions at a press conference announcing his hiring as the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks on January 12, 2010 at the Seahawks training facility in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

If there is ANY indication of how bad the NFC is this year, your Seattle Seahawks, last season’s NFC West winners, is on the verge of making the postseason, again. After starting the year 2-6, Pete Carroll’s squad has won four of five, and face two teams that are on the outside looking in with them over the next few weeks (See: @the floundering Bears next week; @ Arizona week 17)

Three of the NFC ‘s playoff teams are decided as San Fransisco, Green Bay, and New Orleans have wrapped up their divisions. The NFC East team today would be Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants. Atlanta and Detroit round out the current wildcard teams.

Detroit has been absolute dog **** the second half of the year, and while they beat the Vikings this past weekend (yeeeeeeeeeeah), it required Christian Ponders cornucopia of interceptions. With Green Bay left on the schedule, they will probably have to beat take out Oakland and Norvity, Norv Norv in order to make the playoffs.

Atlanta? Tampa Bay has given up, Jacksonville is starting a walrus at quarterback, and New Orleans will undoubtedly be taking week 16 off.

Others looking in? Chicago (sure…); Dallas (remember, it is December, wins are out the window now); and Arizona (WTF? These guys too?!!)

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