Programming note: Watch 49ers Press Conference Live today at 2:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, or streaming live right here.
Of the four NFC games played Sunday that had potential 49ers playoff/seeding implications, three did not go the way the 49ers had hoped.
The 49ers could end up benefitting from the Eagles’ loss in a potential wild-card scenario, though.
Detroit came on strong to defeat the Atlanta Falcons. And Green Bay lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, giving the Packers their third loss of the season.
With nine weeks remaining in the regular season (plus Dallas’ game Monday night against visiting Washington), it looks as if seven NFC teams are fighting for five playoff spots.
As of now, it appears unlikely the second-place team in the NFC South will be in position for a wild-card berth, as both of the top two teams have under-.500 records.
After six days off for the bye week, the 49ers report back to Santa Clara on Monday. They will have a day off on Tuesday. Their first full practice is scheduled for Wednesday as they begin preparations to face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Home: St. Louis, Detroit, Kansas City, Seattle.
Away: Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, St. Louis, 49ers.
Home: St. Louis, Washington, Seattle, San Diego, Arizona.
Away: New Orleans, N.Y. Giants, Oakland, Seattle.
Home: Oakland, N.Y. Giants, Arizona, 49ers, St. Louis.
Away: Kansas City, 49ers, Philadelphia, Arizona.
Home: Washington, Arizona, Philadelphia, Indianapolis.
Away: Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington.
Home: Carolina, Tennessee, Seattle, Dallas.
Away: Houston, Green Bay, Dallas, Washington, N.Y. Giants.
Home: Miami, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Minnesota
Away: Arizona, New England, Chicago, Green Bay.
Green Bay (5-3)
Home: Chicago, Philadelphia, New England, Atlanta, Detroit.
Away: Minnesota, Buffalo, Tampa Bay.