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SNF Open Thread: 49ers gaining some ground on bye week

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We break down the day that was, looking at the Sunday Night Football matchup and provide an open thread for discussion

Rich Schultz

Week 9 is quickly coming to a close, with Sunday Night Football hosting the penultimate game of the week. Tonight's matchup features the undefeated Atlanta Falcons hosting the 3-4 Dallas Cowboys. If the Cowboys can swing the huge upset, they have a chance to cut into the Giants lead following the Giants loss to the Steelers. I'm not holding my breath for a Cowboys win, but the opportunity presents itself.

It has been a fairly solid day for the 49ers. The Arizona Cardinals lost in Green Bay, dropping them to 2 1/2 games back of San Francisco. The Seahawks managed to win, so they sit 1 1/2 games and host the New York Jets next week before their Week 11 bye. The 49ers and Seahawks don't meet up again until Week 15, but that could be a pretty big matchup if the Seahawks can hang close.

The 49ers got a nice little benefit on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off the New York Giants. The Giants hold the tiebreaker against the 49ers, and this loss drops them a game back of San Francisco. This moves the 49ers up to the third seed for now. There is a long ways to go in the season, but every week is important.