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Golden Nuggets: 49ers Cruise Their Way To Another Victory Monday

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, December 20, 2021

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Wild card update: 49ers’ playoff odds improve significantly after win over Falcons

“According to NBC’s Steve Kornacki, the victory gives San Francisco a 91% chance to make it to the postseason. FiveThirtyEight gives the Red and Gold a 88% chance.”

Kawakami: Jimmy Garoppolo’s journey is defining the 49ers’ surging season — and the journey is defining him, too

“Fourteen games into this, somewhat amazingly, Garoppolo’s hold on the starting job and his presence on the field and in the locker room have never seemed stronger (at least for the rest of this season), and it’s building every week and with every victory.”

49ers’ physicality has established them as contenders again

“It shouldn’t be an achievement to do what you’re supposed to do. But for the 49ers, a team which has all too often been the architect of its own failure, that is an achievement.

What we learned as 49ers take big step toward playoffs with win

“The featured a balanced offense and the defense came up with some impressive stops as the 49ers took a major step toward landing a berth in the NFC playoffs with a 31-13 victory over the Falcons in Week 15.”

49ers bully Falcons offensively in high-stakes win

“The 49ers’ offense made mince meat of Atlanta’s defense by playing all the hits. It was as dominant as that group has looked at any point this season.”

Branch: Grinding towards the playoffs, 49ers pound Falcons for 31-13 win (paywall)

“After an ominous game-opening turnover, the 49ers turned it on Sunday, dismissing the Falcons 31-13 at Levi’s Stadium to bolster their postseason chances.”

Observations from the 49ers’ blowout win over the Falcons

“It wasn’t the best start of the year for San Francisco, but they eventually picked up the pieces and overcame a tough first quarter to extend their seven-point halftime lead and snag their eighth win of the year.”