Before Sunday’s epic regular season battle between the 49ers and Patriots, co-chairman Dr. John York presented members of the military with 49ers pins in a continuing gameday tradition. If you still can’t get enough of the thrilling 41-34 victory in Foxborough, tune into NFL Network tonight at 6:30 p.m. PT for a condensed look at the game on NFL Replay.
While the victory moved San Francisco’s record to 10-3-1 and and clinched the second straight playoff berth for the 49ers, there’s still work to be done heading into the Week 16 road matchup at Seattle. The 49ers will play on Sunday Night Football for the second consecutive week, as the NFL flexed the game to primetime due to its big-time playoff implications.
Here is the latest playoff picture for the 49ers:
San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:
1) SF win or tie
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR
2) SF tie + GB loss
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate features nationwide recognition for the 49ers, the latest comments from Jim Harbaugh and more.
Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that the 49ers are entering the big-game portion of the season heading into the playoffs.
Judy Battista of the New York Times declared the 49ers look like the best team in the NFL.
Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group took a look at Harbaugh and the 49ers as they prepare for the postseason.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com provides a breakdown of the latest ESPN Power Rankings, where the 49ers are No. 1.
Bay Tiger Video Productions shared this video of Vernon Davis’ grand opening of the Gallery 85 in San Jose earlier this month.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com described how the 49ers defense outplayed the Patriots.
Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group passed along comments from Harbaugh’s press conference on Monday.
Ben Stockwell of Pro Football Focus took a statistical look at the victory over the Patriots.
Maiocco offered a breakdown of the playing time for the 49ers defense against Tom Brady and New England.
A mock 2013 Draft from National Football Post has pegged the 49ers to select Alabama DT Jesse Williams with the No. 29 pick.
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