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Week 16 NFL schedule: Playoff implications and draft positioning in the AM

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The San Francisco 49ers get going this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. PT, but in the meantime, we have a lot of games to watch in the 10 a.m. hour. The best game of the hour is probably the 9-5 Atlanta Falcons traveling to face the 10-4 New Orleans Saints. The Saints lead the division, but if the Falcons beat them and the Panthers next week, they will claim the division.

The 49ers currently sit at 4-10, so for draft order, there are six games of note this morning. The Bears and Bucs are both 4-10, and the Bengals, Jets, and Broncos are all 5-9. The 49ers currently hold the fifth draft position, so there is a sizable swing to be had depending on how games go today. And of course, strength of schedule can have a significant impact as well. It will make for a busy Week 16 Sunday.

Here’s the full schedule of 10 a.m. games.

Browns @ Bears - CBS
Lions @ Bengals - FOX
Rams @ Titans - FOX
Dolphins @ Chiefs - CBS
Bills @ Patriots - CBS
Falcons @ Saints - FOX
Chargers @ Jets - CBS
Broncos @ Washington - CBS
Buccaneers @ Panthers - FOX