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NFL standings, Week 15: Breaking down the NFC West heading toward Week 16

The NFC West is working its way through Week 15. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 16.

George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter of the game at Lumen Field on December 15, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The NFC West race is officially over. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football and they have clinched the NFC West title. The 49ers beat the Seahawks 21-13 and punched their ticket for the 2023 NFL Playoffs.

The 49ers improved to 10-4 while the Seahawks dropped to 7-7. The 49ers swept the head-to-head series this season, beating Seattle 27-7 in Week 2 and then claiming this Week 15 victory. Head-to-head is the first tiebreaker and with three games left and a three game lead, the division is secure. They sit in third place in the conference, one game game back of the Vikings and three games back of the Eagles. They are four games up on the fourth place Bucs.

San Francisco opened the season with +150 odds to win the division, which were second to the Rams. LA was +130, Arizona was +400, and Seattle was +2000 after trading away Russell Wilson. Few figured the Seahawks would be contenders, but they remain alive in the playoff race, even with their 7-7 record. They need to get back on the winning track, but the wild card race is an option.

Below is a rundown of the NFC West division standings as Week 15 wraps up. Division title odds are now off the board at DraftKings Sportsbook.

2022-23 NFC West standings

NFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
NFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
San Francisco 49ers 12-4 vs. ARI +150 OTB OTB
Seattle Seahawks 8-8 vs. LAR +2000 OTB OTB
Los Angeles Rams 5-11 @ SEA +130 OTB OTB
Arizona Cardinals 4-12 @ SF +400 OTB OTB