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If the playoffs started today (December 17, 2013)...

Dec 17, 2013 at 10:31 AM--




Not much has changed for the 49ers since last week. 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 Chicago Bears (4th seed)

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

A 49ers (10-4) win in Philadelphia would send them to Seattle to face the Seahawks on either January 11 or 12. Also in the hunt for playoff spots are the Arizona Cardinals (9-5), Green Bay Packers (7-6-1), Detroit Lions (7-7), and Dallas Cowboys (7-7).

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)

Article photo by Howard Smith of USA Today Sports



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