If the season ended today: Week 10

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Updated: November 12, 2013

Ten weeks into the 2013 NFL regular season, the Seattle Seahawks have the inside track to the top seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

It’s amazing how quickly the NFL playoff picture can change in just two weeks.

After Week 8, the NFC North boasted two teams — the Green Bay Packers at No. 3 and the Detroit Lions at No. 6 — in the playoff standings, while the 6-1 New Orleans Saints held the top seed in the NFC.

Now after Week 10, the top two seeds have switched positions, and the Packers have not only fallen out of the playoff bracket, they have in fact plummeted below the Chicago Bears by virtue of their Week 9 head-to-head defeat at Lambeau Field. Meanwhile, another NFC South team, the Carolina Panthers, has emerged as a playoff contender.

So far the standings and scenarios remain straightforward. There’s no need for convoluted tiebreaking procedures to seed the playoff field. Who knows how the picture will look in another three or four weeks, though.

If the 2013 regular season ended today . . .

The seeds

The Seattle Seahawks (9-1) would own the No. 1 seed, a first-round bye, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs by virtue of holding the best record in the conference.

The New Orleans Saints (7-2) would own the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye by virtue of having the second-best record in the conference.

The Detroit Lions (6-3) would own the No. 3 seed and a first-round home game by virtue of having the best record in the NFC North.

The Dallas Cowboys (5-5) would own the No. 4 seed and a first-round home game by virtue of their superior conference record (5-2 compared to 4-2 for the Philadelphia Eagles).

The Carolina Panthers (6-3) would own the No. 5 seed by virtue of having the head-to-head advantage over the San Francisco 49ers, as well as a superior conference record (6-2 compared to 3-2).

The San Francisco 49ers (6-3) would own the No. 6 seed.

At 5-4, the Arizona Cardinals (No. 7), Chicago Bears (No. 8), and Green Bay Packers (No. 9) remain in the hunt, while the 10th-seeded Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) could leapfrog several slots in the standings if the Cowboys continue to stumble.

The scenarios

On Wild Card Weekend, the Lions would host the 49ers at Ford Field, while the Cowboys would welcome the Panthers to AT&T Stadium. Unless the 49ers can find a way to overtake the Seahawks, it is almost a certainty they will travel to face a team with an inferior record.

Whichever of the two winning teams had the higher seed would travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to challenge the Saints at their house in the Divisional Round. The winner holding the lower seed would be forced to run the gauntlet at that house of horrors in Seattle, CenturyLink Field.

Should the Seahawks win in the Divisional Round, they would host the NFC Championship Game, while if they lost, the winner of the game in New Orleans would enjoy home field advantage for the championship round.

About the author(s)

Rourke Douglas Decker covers the Green Bay Packers beat for Water Cooler Sports. He resides with his family in the Twin Cities. He can be reached for questions or comments at . Connect with .

646 comments
$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

Next Thursday its the mighty Falcons against the pitiful Saints

cd me
cd me

morning.  what fantabulous football game do we get to watch tomorrow night? i haven even looked yet. 

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

A Wisconsin man called 911 early Sunday morning and asked for assistance in removing a snoring woman from his bed, police report.

Benjamin Duddles, 41, dialed police around 4:20 AM to say that he wanted “a female removed from his bed,” adding that he was not sure “how she got into his apt.” He subsequently reported that he had let the woman into his home and she “just went into his bed and fell asleep.”

The woman, Duddles complained, was “now snoring like a train and he wants her out.”

When officers arrived at Duddles’s Waukesha residence, he revealed they “drank together, had relations and she fell asleep.” After repairing to his living room, Duddles returned to his bedroom and could not roust the snoring woman, “so he called police,” .

The unidentified woman was “found to be fine medically, just has sleep apnea.”

Cops advised Duddles that a snoring woman in his bed was not a police matter since he had allowed her into his home. Duddles, who was not arrested, was “provided the comfort of his couch for the evening” and directed to “work out the ‘issue’ in the morning.”

Staffords Erect Nipples
Staffords Erect Nipples

So after a google search, no one seems to know why cats won't eat moles, just that they won't do it. 

Neither our cats or dogs would eat them when they caught them growing up. 

There are theories that moles can make some animals sick, but snakes, birds of prey, and some other wild forms of dogs do eat them.

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

Here's my lawn tractor, Ethan.

Don't worry, I'm not dumb enough to pay that much for it. 

$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

Our cats catch mice and moles and leave em at the door steps like they want a reward or something. I am like eat the damn thing that is the reward

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

They should have put that SF vs NO on thurs

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

That's gotta be true. They're like the one animal I find dead most often and never picked apart.


$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

  

I am glad they kill em though cause they will tear a yard up 

Staffords Erect Nipples
Staffords Erect Nipples

 so yeah, a lawn mower then. 23 hp, pretty standard. 

We just never called them tractors growing up since we actually had tractors haha.

The smallest tractor we had was around 90-100 hp. Our riding mower wasn't used for anything other than mowing the yard

andylet445
andylet445

 zero turns are the only way to go. 

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

 Honestly, I hear they leave food for you because they think you are such a bad hunter and don't want you to starve.

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

  I wouldn't want my team's game to be moved up 3 days though.

Staffords Erect Nipples
Staffords Erect Nipples

  poor tenn. They are going to feel the wrath of the colts after that beatdown they received from the rams

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

  Jesus, another terrible thurs. game. 

Staffords Erect Nipples
Staffords Erect Nipples

  yeah they do and they are hard to get rid of since they can just form a new tunnel to get away.

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

  Well, I use mine with a cart sometimes too, when I'm doing a bunch of hauling, so since it's multi-purpose, I'll call it a tractor. :) 

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

  I know. But I barely wanted to spend $1 grand, let alone 3. 

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

  Bullshit, they leave it there to warn you: "You're next" 

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

   true, but that should be a primetime game

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

    Locker out, it won't be.

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

   Div game - Tenn could be 1 game back of them at 5-5 with a win - could be a good game

cd me
cd me

   great, another snoozer

Staffords Erect Nipples
Staffords Erect Nipples

  those things breed like crazy though, that's the only problem. You could catch one every day and still fall behind once they get a colony going.

$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

   

I used to have a friend who had a mole trap and that thing would catch em every time, it amazed me at how simple it was minus the getting dirty part

$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

  

when u realize it may be another year before u get another one

$50 Fiddy 50$
$50 Fiddy 50$

  

yea except for the last day when reality hit

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

   And I'm a pint low on blood.

"hurt em doc"

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

   Two dislocated hips later, they're both in the carrier.

But you gotta go to the doctor. 

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

   I had to get my cats into the cat carrier solo yesterday.

A battle of wills that each almost won. Almost.