The San Francisco 49ers “built” on their franchise record losing streak, losing to the Chicago Bears 26-6. The 49ers dropped to 1-11 with the loss as they got nothing going on offense in snowy Chicago. They led the Bears 6-0 late in the second quarter, but as has become par for the course, they fell apart in the second half and could get nothing going.
The 49ers loss further secures their chances at the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft order. The Cleveland Browns did not play on Sunday, wrapping up their bye week. The Bears drop a second game back of them, while the Jacksonville Jaguars remain a game back with their loss to the Denver Broncos. The New York Jets are 3-8 and host the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.
1. Cleveland Browns (0-12, .550)
2. San Francisco 49ers (1-11, .511)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10, .537)
4. Chicago Bears (3-9, .513)
5. New York Jets (3-8, .505)
Here’s a quick look at pertinent games on next week’s schedule with a quick primer of why they matter.
Jets (3-8) @ 49ers (1-11) - Duh
Bengals (4-7-1) @ Browns (0-12) - Browns
Vikings (6-6) @ Jaguars (2-10) - Jaguars
Bears (3-9) @ Lions (8-4) - Bears
Cardinals (5-6-1) @ Dolphins (7-5) - Dolphins for 49ers SOS purposes
Chargers (5-7) @ Panthers (4-8) - Chargers for 49ers SOS purposes
Falcons (7-5) @ Rams (4-8) - Falcons for 49ers SOS purposes
Seahawks (8-3-1) @ Packers (6-6) - Packers for 49ers SOS purposes
Cowboys (11-1) @ Giants (8-4) - Giants for 49ers SOS purposes