If the San Francisco 49ers have any shot of obtaining the No. 1 seed, they’ll need the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles to slip up along the way. The Chicago Bears looked as though they’d do the Niners a favor in Week 11, but became the first team to lose a game when trailing by double digits with under four minutes to play. That’s right. The first team out of 83.
The 49ers play the Eagles after their “mini bye” this week. If Philly loses tonight and in two weeks, the Niners would own the head-to-head tiebreaker.
The Eagles will be without tight end Dallas Goedert tonight. Also, I’m not sure if Jalen Hurts is 100 percent healthy. He can also be prone to mistakes against the blitz.
On the other side of the ball, it's Patrick Mahomes against a team that struggles against the pass. The Chiefs are 2.5-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total of the game set at 46.