The 49ers’ Week 12 win over the Vikings did wonders for their. place in the NFC playoff hunt. They went from outside the postseason up to No. 6 and now they’re just one game behind the Rams for the No. 5 seed.
It’s a fascinating race for postseason spots in the NFC though because outside the division leaders, no teams have taken a real grasp on a spot. There are seven teams within one game of the No. 7 seed, and the 49ers haven’t separated themselves from that group.
That makes Week 13 an important one long-term for the 49ers with a slew of teams playing games that could ultimately push them out of the hunt and drop the number of clubs San Francisco has to fend off down the stretch.
The 49ers have to win in Seattle, first and foremost. There’ll be some value in watching the scoreboard as we enter the final third o the season. A Saints loss to the Cowboys got the week off to a good start for the Red and Gold, here are the Sunday games that matter for San Francisco around the NFL: