OK, so I just read this on NFL Forum, and it sounds wild to me. I'm too dumb to verify whether it is accurate or not though so if someone else can, hats off!
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/v ... c&start=45
I have them [Seahawks] winning out, SF losing to the Pats, so Seattle gets the division
GB and CHI both finish 11-5 but GB wins the tiebreak
East is won by a 10-6 team.
Hence, Seattle takes the bye because of the interceptdown.
Just for giggles... the above scenario plus Atlanta losing out... Seattle's actually the #1 seed.
As a note regarding the above 'for giggles' scenario - Seattle would go into their final game of the year, at home, versus the Rams with literally everything on the line:
Win... take the #1 seed (win the tie breaks over GB [yeah, the MNF game], Chi [head to head] and Atl [conference record]).
Lose... out of the playoffs (would lose the division to the 10-5-1 49ers and would be 10-6 losing the conference record tie-break to either the Giants or the Redskins for the final playoff spot).
Gotta love the NFL come playoff time"