Okay so Seattle has pretty much locked up the #1 seed in the NFC. The Saints and Panthers will likely get the #2 or #5 seed. San Francisco will probably get the #6 seed after losing to both Carolina and the Saints. The NFC North winner is looking like the Lions and the NFC East will either be the Eagles or Cowboys. Which of these teams has the best chance to knock off the Seahawks in Seattle?
I honestly think San Francisco has the best chance to knock off Seattle at home, and from where they're probably going to end up in the playoffs, they'll have a chance to do it before the NFC Championship game. They are very familiar with the Seahawks and already took a beating from them early in the year. There's a trend of the regular season winner losing in the playoffs if teams meet again in the playoffs. And now with Michael Crabtree back on offense, they have Kaepernick's favorite receiver back. The 49ers have a chance to down the Seahawks in San Fran later this year.
So regardless of whether Carolina gets the #2 or #5 seed, if San Francisco ends up the #6 seed, they would play Seattle at home in the second round if they won in the first round (lowest remaining seed always plays the highest seed). This would work out great in Carolina's favor. That win over San Francisco was the biggest of the season so far, up until this Sunday.
Who do you think has the best chance to knock off Seattle?