The Seattle Seahawks (7-5) have thrived since a tight loss to the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams (11-1) in Week 10. Pete Carroll's squad has gone on a three-game winning streak and boasts the best record among wild-card contenders.

But the Seahawks have two tough opponents in the coming weeks, starting next Monday when they host the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1). The Seahawks also have a home date against the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) in Week 16. The other half of the team's remaining slate is easier by comparison, as Seattle will face lowly division rivals in the San Francisco 49ers (2-10) and the Arizona Cardinals (3-9). 

An issue for the Seahawks is the depth of the NFC. There could be as many four teams with a .500 or better record ahead of Monday's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

According to ESPN's FPI projections, the Seahawks have a 91.4 percent chance to reach the playoffs. Seattle entered Week 13 with a 78 percent chance to make the postseason. Even if Seattle loses to Minnesota and Kansas City, the Seahawks could easily finish 9-7 and get a wild card berth.

The Seahawks are tied for 10th in Super Bowl odds (33/1) with the Baltimore Ravens and Vikings, according to Vegas Insider. Seattle is tied with Minnesota for 5th in odds to win the NFC at 16/1.

Seattle's offense took a hit on Sunday. The status of running back Chris Carson remains unclear after he dislocated an index finger in the Seahawks' win over the 49ers. The Seahawks are also unsure about right guard D.J. Fluker, who suffered a hamstring injury. Carroll said that Fluker is O.K. but "we'll see."