Week 15 is a critical point for several NFL teams looking for a playoff spot this season.
With four weeks left until the end of the season, there’s no room for error if these teams want a playoff spot.
However, for two teams, they need a win in Week 15 to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are seeing their playoff hopes slowly fading away.
With them having one of the toughest schedules, they can’t afford a loss in Week 15.
While their game against the San Francisco 49ers has them facing a rookie quarterback, they must take him seriously.
Imagine losing to Brock Purdy and it's not even October
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) December 5, 2022
He’s come in and helped the 49ers win their last two games.
However, it’s his play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that shows why the Seahawks need to take him seriously.
While he’s a rookie, the Seahawks can’t afford to lose this game as it will hurt their playoff chances.
2. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers started the 2022 NFL season with a dumpster fire of a team.
After five games, the Panthers fired their head coach and sent some of their players to other teams.
However, despite the fire sale they had, and the horrible play of Baker Mayfield to start the season, the team has a chance at the playoffs.
But to reach the playoffs, they need a win in Week 15.
With them being one game behind the NFC South-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they can reach the playoffs.
If they can win in Week 15, and have the Buccaneers lose, they then become the front-runners in the NFC South.
However, a loss can easily knock them out of playoff contention with their remaining schedule.