The San Francisco 49ers (12-3) know they are heading to the NFL playoffs for the first time in six seasons. But when it comes to NFC image and sowing, the final week of the 2019 regular season will determine the strength or weakness of the final playoff games.
Here are all the scenarios for the 49ers entering Week 17.
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NFC Playoff Picture: How the 49ers Get the No. 1 Seed
If the 49ers beat the Seahawks on Sunday night to improve to 13-3, they will win the West NFC.
The 49ers in this scenario would also get the top seed over the Packers and Saints, who both finished 13-3, thanks to both teams winning during the regular season.
How the 49ers get the No. 5 seed in the NFC
If the 49ers lose to the Seahawks to fall to 12-4, they will win the top NFC wild card spot.
They will stay ahead of the No. 6 Vikings in two games and plan a race game with the No. 4 NFC East champions, either the Eagles or the Cowboys.
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