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NFC playoff picture after 49ers beat Eagles

Dec 3, 2023 at 4:41 PM--


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The San Francisco 49ers emerged victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, dismantling the home team 42-19, improving their record to 9-3 by handing the Eagles their second loss of the season. What does this mean for the NFC playoff picture?

The Eagles now boast a 10-2 record, still the best in the NFL and sufficient to keep them in the driver's seat for home-field advantage in the NFC. However, the 49ers, now owning a 9-3 record, are within striking distance and have secured the potentially crucial head-to-head tiebreaker. Should the Eagles falter in the remaining stretch of the season, the 49ers could surpass them in the conference standings.

Looking ahead, the 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks next weekend before hitting the road for a game against the Arizona Cardinals and then facing the Baltimore Ravens at home.

Below is the current playoff seed order in the NFC, with division leaders highlighted.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (9-3)
  3. Detroit Lions (9-3)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (6-6)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (9-3)
  6. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (6-6)


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