This holiday season, the National Football Conference has given us the gift of clarity.
The NFC's once-jumbled Playoff Picture is largely intact heading into the final two weeks of the season, but room remains for a surprise or two down the stretch.
You can check out the official playoff picture and upcoming schedule right here. As for the NFC, let's break down all the action below:
Nobody wants to play the Seahawks
Currently notched as the NFC's fifth seed, the white-hot Seahawks (9-5) have emerged as a club that could detonate the apple cart come playoff time.
Nobody wants to deal with the 'Hawks come January. Wilson is playing out of his mind for an offense that piled up 182 yards on the ground Sunday -- their third highest output all year -- without Marshawn Lynch or Thomas Rawls. Through the air, Wilson has produced five straight games with three-plus passing scores and no picks, the longest such streak in NFL history.
Seattle's offense is dropping bombs, while the Legion of Boom's 17.7 points allowed per tilt are just a fingernail more than what the 'Hawks gave up at this time last year. Seattle has the power to create a series of megaton headaches in the NFC, especially if they keep that fifth seed as their own.
Saturday could decide NFC East
For their next trick, both teams will face each other in a Week 16 showdown on Saturday night (shown exclusively on NFL Network) that could decide this ridiculous division once and for all.
Washington can win the East with a win in Philly, but a loss would notch both teams at 7-8 and leave the final chapter of the story for the regular-season finale. If the 'Skins slip on Saturday, Washington would go on to face the flailing Cowboys in Week 17. The Eagles, meanwhile, would win the division with victories over the Redskins and the unpredictable Giants (6-8), who still possess an outside shot at the crown.
We're prone to writing off this junky division, but that's not exactly fair, not after New York nearly knocked off Carolina on Sunday. And not after Washington ripped through the Bills with a fantastic effort by quarterback Kirk Cousins. Even Chip Kelly's Eagles harbor their occasional moments of inspiration, but it's going to take a special game plan and effort for one of these clubs to steal a playoff win.
North far from settled
Green Bay can clinch the North in Week 16 with a win over the Cardinals along with a Vikings loss or tie against the Giants. Minnesota, though, can win the division by taking down Big Blue and beating the Packers at Lambeau in Week 17. If both teams take care of business on Sunday, these two rivals will play for the North in the regular season finale before potentially facing each other again -- as they did in 2012 -- in the wild-card round.
There's even a chance for Green Bay to steal away the No. 2 seed from the Cardinals, but that would require them winning out and Arizona completely collapsing down the stretch with a loss to the Pack on Sunday and Seattle in Week 17.
The drama in the North is far from a wrap.
Can Cardinals steal the show?
Arizona (12-2) has been a dominant beast at home and still has a shot at the No. 1 seed.