Here they are: The Seahawks make the playoffs — and get a top-5 pick

The Seahawks finished the 2022 season with a winning record, but they’re not done yet.

Seattle isn’t the only one taking care of business on its end Los Angeles beat the Rams 19-16 in overtime on SundayBut it got the help it needed Sunday night with the Detroit Lions beating the Packers 20-16 In Cool Green Bay.

The Seahawks’ win, which moved them to 9-8, eliminated Detroit (9-8) from contention for the NFC’s seventh and final playoff spot thanks to Seattle’s defeat of the Lions earlier in the season. But that didn’t stop Detroit from showing up to destroy the Packers’ postseason hopes. Green Bay, which finishes the season at 8-9, would have beaten Detroit at No. 7th place because it would have held the tiebreaker over Seattle; The two teams don’t play in 2022, so the conference record would have been a tiebreaker, and a Green Bay win would have favored it.

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Seattle now faces the NFC West champions San Francisco 49ers (13-4) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Saturday at 1:35 p.m. The 49ers won both games between the two division rivals this season.

Thanks to Sunday’s results, the Seahawks missed the playoffs during head coach Pete Carroll’s tenure that began in 2010.

While that’s good news for the Seahawks this weekend, they suffered a slight setback in terms of position in the 2023 NFL Draft, which is set for April in Kansas City. The Seahawks own Denver’s first two picks in the draft, and the Broncos finished the season 5-12 in the first round with a 31-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Dropped to 5th place overall. Was previously in 3rd place entering the weekend.

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Seattle’s own first-round pick is No. 20.

Coverage of the Seahawks matchup with the 49ers in the Wild Card Round of the NFC Playoffs will be broadcast live on Seattle Sports 710 AM and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM.

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