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49ers lose franchise-record 10th straight game, officially eliminated from playoffs

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No need to save up any more for your playoff berth t-shirt.

If you were holding out hope for a win streak that would result in a San Francisco 49ers playoff berth, I have bad news for you.

The 49ers lost their 10th straight game on Sunday, setting a franchise record for losses. The team lost nine straight in 1978, and this team has surpassed that abysmal unit. This team is better in some ways, but it is still a franchise-record losing streak.

It’s kind of amazing how bad things have gotten. From 1981 to 1998, the 49ers won ten or more games in 17 of 18 seasons. There were plenty of lowlights from 2003 to 2010. Things picked up under Jim Harbaugh, and a mini-dynasty seemed in the offing. Of course, that fell apart starting in 2014, and things continue to spiral downward.

The 49ers head to Chicago this coming week to face a Bears team that is having plenty of its own struggles. They lost 27-21 to the Tennessee Titans, and currently sit at 2-9. The 49ers face them, and then face the currently 3-7 New York Jets at Levi’s Stadium. If they are going to snap this losing streak, it will be in one of those two games.

In the meantime, if the 49ers actually tried to sell you playoff tickets (I doubt they did), you can go get your money back.