It’s a longshot, but the 49ers have a chance to win the NFC West and get a first round bye in playoffs. First however, the 49ers need to win tomorrow night against the Atlanta Falcons. After that anything is possible.
With a win tomorrow night the 49ers will be in the playoffs and sitting at the 5th seed. If that happens, then Week 17 will be interesting.
That means that the NFC West is up for grabs. If the 49ers were to beat the Cardinals and the Seahawks were to lose to the Rams, the 49ers would win the NFC West and most likely get the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a first round bye. However, it is unlikely that the Seahawks will lose two in a row at home.
It is on one hand upsetting that the Seahawks lost, which if they would have won the 49ers would be in the playoffs at this time. However, getting a chance to win the West next weekend will be exciting.
We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. Let’s finish off the Falcons first and then pray for the best in Week 17.