The NFL has updated its comprehensive conference standings to show the Seahawks third in the NFC race. Those standings are here. We'll be checking them every week as we get deeper into the season. Chicago leads the NFC with an 8-1 record. New Orleans, Seattle and the Giants are tied at 6-3. The Saints win the three-way tiebreaker for the No. 2 seed because they have the best conference record (5-1 vs. 5-2 for Seattle and the Giants). Seattle then wins the tiebreaker for the third seed based on its 42-30 victory over the Giants. I like these standings because they show so many other interesting things (strength of schedule, strength of victory, etc.).