All the Rams and Seahawks had to do on Sunday was get a win. A win by either team would have meant the 49ers would have been two games back of the NFC West division lead with two games to go and the talk of playoffs would stop. Although the 49ers would have still been mathematically alive with both teams winning the scenarios would have been hard for the 49ers to tie for the division lead and make the playoffs. The 49ers still have the Rams on the road and in the last game of the season the Cardinals at home, so the schedule says it is possible for them to win the final two games. With a win against the Rams on Sunday the 49ers would be the team with the most control of winning the division in the final weekend. With a 49ers win and the Seahawks going down this week against the Buccaneers the 49ers will be tied with the Seahawks and Rams at 6-9. Even if the 49ers and Seahawks win in the final game the 49ers would own the tiebreaker with the better divisional record.
Bringing you back down to reality…even if the 49ers prevailed and finished a top of the NFC West Worst at the end of the season what makes you think they will be able to compete in the playoffs? The 49ers got their butts handed to them by a playoff caliber team on national television in a game they needed to come out and show they are worthy of a division title. Instead they fell flat on their face.
The 49ers would have a home playoff game as the NFC Worst division winners against a wild card team with a winning record. As it stands now that would most likely be the Saints, Giants, Packers or Buccaneers. The 49ers are not only 0-7 against teams with winning records this season but three of the losses came at the hands of the Saints, Packers and Buccaneers. If the 49ers can’t get it done and win against the Saints, Packers and Buccaneers in the regular season what makes you think the playoffs would be any different.