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Monday, December 14, 2009
Closer look at playoff picture for 49ers

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers can strengthen their tenuous playoff hopes by completing a season sweep of the Cardinals on Monday night.

The 49ers could qualify for the playoffs under the following scenarios:

It's also possible, I think, for the 49ers to find themselves tied for a wild-card spot with multiple teams at 9-7. I started going through some of the scenarios in my head before deciding this might make for a good Excel project. If you've got it all figured out, please share. Tiebreaking procedures here.