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Games to watch as 49ers eye Wild-card spot

Chris Beno
Nov 22, 2021 at 10:20 AM--


By now, everyone is aware of the importance of Sunday's matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings. This game is for Wild Card position, as the 49ers look to build on their newfound momentum for the rest of the season. However, there are a few other games this week to keep an eye on that will affect positioning as teams look to make a playoff push.

Here are a few of the big ones.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Buffalo Bills (6-4) take on the Saints (5-5) in New Orleans. The Bills seek to get things right as they are coming off back-to-back weeks with embarrassing losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts. The Saints look to hold onto their 7th-seed Wild-card spot at home and take advantage of a struggling Bills team. Let's go, Bills!

The 4-7 Miami Dolphins take on the 5-6 Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Panthers are currently in 10th place in the NFC and are only one game back of the 49ers. The Panthers have an all-new, yet familiar, identity on offense after former MVP quarterback Cam Newton returned to the team that drafted him. Let's hope the Dolphins can take care of business to keep the Panthers out of Wild Card position. Go Dolphins!

The 7-3 Los Angeles Rams take on the 8-3 Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Rams are coming off of a bye week after getting destroyed by the 49ers in Week 10 by a score of 31-10. The Packers are coming off a loss to the Vikings and look to rebound this week. The Packers are currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC, while the Rams sit at No. 5 and are two games ahead of the 49ers. As 49er fans, let's just hope the Rams lose for the rest of the season. Go, Pack, go!

Other teams to root against are the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Football Team, and the Atlanta Falcons.
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