If the playoffs started today (December 10, 2013)...

Dec 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM


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To give you a better picture of the 49ers' current postseason positioning, here is the playoff scenario if the season were to end today. The 49ers would have grabbed the final spot in the NFC and would be traveling to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in a Wildcard game on either January 4 or 5.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

Byes: Seattle Seahawks (1st seed), New Orleans Saints (2nd seed)

Wildcard Game: Carolina Panthers (5th seed) at Detroit Lions (4th seed)

Wildcard Game: San Francisco 49ers (6th seed) at Philadelphia Eagles (3rd seed)

A 49ers (9-4) win in Philadelphia would send them to Seattle to face the Seahawks on either January 11 or 12. Also in the hunt for a playoff spot are the Arizona Cardinals (8-5), Chicago Bears (7-6), Dallas Cowboys (7-6), and Green Bay Packers (6-6-1)

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

Byes: Denver Broncos (1st seed), New England Patriots (2nd seed)

Wildcard Game: Kansas City Chiefs (5th seed) at Indianapolis Colts (4th seed)

Wildcard Game: Baltimore Ravens (6th seed) at Cincinnati Bengals (3rd seed)

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