Last week, the 49ers were unlikely fans of the Cowboys over the Eagles. This week, the Niners are going to be rooting for... the Seahawks? Yes, they are.
It wouldn't be strange to hear the following statement from a San Francisco 49ers fan.
"I'm a fan of two teams. The Niners, and whoever is playing the Seattle Seahawks this week."
San Francisco is fresh off its Week 14 victory over the Hawks, which means head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad swept the NFC West series for the second year in a row, and the win also eliminated Seattle's chances of winning the division.
More importantly, the 49ers have bragging rights for another year.
That said, Shanahan and Co. are in a heated NFC race for postseason seeding. While the Niners are currently the No. 1 seed in the conference's playoff picture, the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles are also jockeying for the top spot.
San Francisco, Dallas and Philly all have identical 10-3 records, and the 49ers hold the tiebreaker over both teams after beating them earlier this season.
Win out, and the 49ers retain the No. 1 seed. That said, a little breathing room would be nice.
49ers will actively root for Seahawks on Monday Night Football vs. Eagles
Not long after the Niners beat the Seahawks, both players and fans were actively rooting for the Cowboys to beat Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football, which they did to make all three teams 10-3 on the year.
Strange to root for Dallas, but the win ended up benefiting San Francisco.
Now, heading into Week 15, the 49ers and their fans are going to do more of the unthinkable.
Root for the Hawks.
Seattle hosts the Eagles for Monday Night Football this week and will look to get out of its own four-game losing streak, which the Niners helped continue last Sunday, while also continuing Philly's losing streak from two games to three.
As weird as it sounds, it benefits San Francisco to have the Seahawks, no longer a threat in the NFC West, beat the Eagles to help give the 49ers a bit bigger of a cushion.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys visit the Buffalo Bills this weekend, meaning Niners fans will be pulling for upstate New York's team.
For Monday night, though, the Hawks and Eagles kick off at 8:15 p.m. from Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.