Originally posted by aclarke49:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
We're 3-point favs against Tampa next week, while Seattle has to travel to New Orleans as 12-point underdogs, while Arizona (-7) hosts a Kansas City team that was embarrassed by the Broncos and are now tied with the Raiders for 1st-place -- the Rams host ATL and are 3-point home dogs (I'm worried the Rams might pull that one off).
Clearly, Seattle is over-matched in New Orleans and should lose, so if we follow through against Tampa at home, we're one game out of first place with four division games to go!
Week 12 looks good for us too -- with us going to Arizona, Seattle hosting the Chiefs, and St. Louis going to Denver (I would not want to play Denver right now).
Week 12 will be the second week in a row that the 49ers are the only favorite in the whole division...we can be tied for first-place on Thanksgiving weekend!
Seattle probably re-takes sole possession of first place in week 13 (they play CAR, we play GB), but in week 14 we get Seattle at home while STL plays in New Orleans.
I don't know. TB is really playing well right now. I am also concerned about the Green Bay game just to name a few. AZ is not a for sure win and niether are Seattle or the Rams. We really need to play lights out and hope Seattle dropps an extra one to have a chance. We also need to hope that the Rams or Seattle don't pull off a big win.
Well, we control our own destiny vis-a-vis STL, and Seattle still has to play NO, KC, ATL, and TB -- those teams have a combined 24-12 record.
If you exclude us from their remaining schedule, Seattle faces a 29-25 strength of schedule -- 28-17 if you exclude Carolina and assume they win that one.
STL also faces a 29-25 strength of opponent (excluding SF).
ARI's remaining opponents (excluding SF) are 15-30, but one of those is against Dallas (much better than their record) -- but AZ's done (I think).