Who wins the NFC West? Who will make the playoffs?

SAN FRANCISCO – The NFC West has finally settled into a rhythm with the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals dominating in the NFC East.

The Denver Broncos have been pushed back to the bottom of the NFC standings and the Carolina Panthers have lost their only home game this season.

But the Seattle Seahawks have bounced back from a dreadful 1-4 start, and they have one of the NFL’s best defensive lines.

They’ve also clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the wild-card round.

The Seahawks are the No. 2 seed and have a chance to win their first playoff game since 2004, when the Seattle Seahawk won Super Bowl XXXI.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has thrown three touchdown passes in his last five games and has averaged 24.4 points per game, with three interceptions.

He’s the NFL leader in total yards and touchdowns and has rushed for a league-best 6,082 yards.

The Arizona Cardinals have been the most dominant team in the league in the first half of the season, and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are in the second half of a three-game losing streak that is the longest of their postseason run.

The Cardinals have beaten the 49ers by an average of 21.5 points, and have won by a combined score of 15.7.

The Denver Broncos are on the outside looking in after losing to the Carolina Panther for the second straight week, but they still have a shot to win a division title and take a share of the wild card.

Arizona’s Carson Palmer leads the NFL in scoring with 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Arizona has allowed only three touchdown drives in the past four games.

The Broncos’ Russell Wilson and Carolina’s Cam Newton are the NFL leaders in rushing yards.

Wilson and Palmer are among the NFL leading passers with 17,924 yards.

Palmer has rushed 16 times for 140 yards, and Wilson has rushed four times for 36 yards.

The Rams’ Sam Bradford has thrown four touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Arizona is averaging 23.9 points and has been the NFL Leader in rushing and passing yards.

Arizona is averaging more than 100 yards per game and the Seahawks are averaging fewer than 80 yards per contest.