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Will the 49ers be first to clinch a playoff berth?



I posted a comment on the "pick one thing to improve" thread that really took me back...  In making the comment, I realized that I had inherently ASSUMED that the 9ers ARE going to the playoffs.  So that led me to ask the question: what does the math say?  Follow me after the jump to check it out.

 

Currently, the NFC West looks like this:

  • SF 7 - 1
  • Seattle 2 - 6
  • Arizona 2 - 6
  • St. Louis  1 - 7

With the next 8 games to play, 5 of them are against NFC West opponents and 3 are against what most would call "strong" teams - NYG, Ravens, and the Steelers.

 

While I don't want to jinx the whole thing, assuming we win 4 of the 5 against the NFC West teams, and pull out one win from the other 3, we end the season at 12 - 4.  Assuming the rest of the NFC West win HALF their remaining games, the division looks like this:

  • SF 12 -4
  • Seattle 6 -10
  • Arizona 6 -10
  • St. Louis  5 -11

Taking this a step further, when would it be mathematically possible to clinch the division title?  I'm no Florida Danny, but according to this article, they could lock down a playoff birth in TWO WEEKS... and the Division Title in just 4... 

 

WOW.  Could our "dink and dunk" 49ers with a rookie head coach really be the FIRST to lock down a birth?  Here's hoping!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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