I can see the Vikings beating the Packers to take the #6 seed. With them KNOWING a win gets them in, I see them doing it. This would push the Pack back down to the #3 seed and then hosting Vikings the very next week in the WC round. Sorry...SF is beating the Cardinals.
Us, having the #5, we would go to either Washington or Dallas.
This then means the 49ers will have the #2 seed and a bye. Falcons obviously are the #1.
(The rest of this is all assuming we advance each step...)
If the Packers beat the Vikings, then the Pack goes to #2 SF and we go to #1 Atlanta. By beating Atlanta, we would then go to either SF or GB for the NFC Championship Game.
If the Vikings beat the Packers (again) then WE go to #2 SF and the Vikings go to Atlanta. We then either go to Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game or HOST the NFC Championship Game against the Vikings!
So if we see the #2 in the second round, obviously the #6 Vikings are playing the Falcons. I know it has been many years but...wouldn’t it be franchise retribution for the Vikings to take out the #1 Falcons like the 1998 Falcons did to the #1 Vikings??
Of course...if the Cardinals DO return like 5 INT’s for TD’s and win that game...we could be the #2!