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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, December 6th, 2021

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Where 49ers stand in playoff picture after loss to Seahawks

“San Francisco squandered a chance to give themselves a little breathing room, and now find themselves with just a half-game lead over the Philadelphia Eagles, clinging to the seventh and final playoff spot.”

Grading 49ers’ offense, defense in tough loss to Seahawks

“The 49ers did not need a perfect game Sunday to beat the Seattle Seahawks.

But they had way too many mistakes in all phases — especially special teams and offense — to escape Seattle with victory.

“Yeah, we definitely blew it,” 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa said after the 49ers’ 30-23 loss in Week 13.”

Why Kittle wasn’t targeted on final two plays vs. Seahawks

“To throw into double coverage?” Shanahan asked to make sure he understood a reporter’s question. “I don’t think so.”

Lombardi: Inside the 49ers’ long list of egregious self-inflicted errors in another loss to Seattle (Paywall)

“The 49ers methodically squandered that chance to dictate a victory against the worst Seattle team in recent memory. The list of screwups this time was impressively long, so the following analysis is limited to only the most avoidable ones.”

49ers players comment on officiating in Seahawks loss: ‘We’ve got to leave it out of the referees’ hands’

“But while some 49ers fans were upset about the officiating during and after the game, 49ers players weren’t overly critical about the subject, for the most part. Players mostly took the same mentality as defensive tackle D.J. Jones, who told reporters after the game that it’s up to the players to make sure the officials don’t become a factor.”

Branch: Error-prone 49ers see winning streak snapped in 30-23 loss to perennial nemesis Seattle (Paywall)

“On Sunday, two years after linebacker Dre Greenlaw made a stop inside the 1-yard line to beat the Seahawks in the regular-season finale and give the 49ers the NFC West title, the 49ers came up 3 yards short to cap a wild 30-23 loss to Seattle at Lumen Field.”