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Week 14 MNF game thread: Cowboys vs. Bears

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We take a look at MNF between the Cowboys and Bears, with its implications in the playoff race. We also have an open thread for discussion. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

Scott Cunningham

Week 14 comes to a close tonight with Monday Night Football featuring the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. This game has notable implications in the playoff race. The Bears have a chance to move into a tie with the Detroit Lions at the top of the NFC North. The Lions hold the tiebreaker due to head-to-head record. The Cowboys have a chance to move into a tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East. The Cowboys hold the tiebreaker due to head-to-head record.

As 49ers fans, we are always rooting against the Cowboys. However, today it's even more pertinent. The Eagles win yesterday keeps them a game back of the 49ers in the wildcard race. If the Cowboys win, they'll both be a game back of the 49ers. If the Cowboys lose, the 49ers gain even more breathing room. They'll still be a game up on Arizona, but they'll have space between the next closest team. Arizona heads up to Seattle in a couple weeks, and we'd like a Cardinals win at this point, but their chances are fairly long in that regard.

We'll be back after the game with an updated playoff picture.