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Sunday, December 25, 2011
Seeding, draft order and resting starters

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

First off, I'm grateful to be spending Christmas with family and wish the best for you and yours. My plan for the day does not include extensive NFC West blogging.

But I would like to share few things to know about playoff positioning and the draft as they pertain to NFC West teams in Week 17:
Enjoy your Sunday.

Update: The NFL has passed along official scenarios for the 49ers. The 49ers clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a San Francisco victory, or with a San Francisco tie and one New Orleans defeat or tie, or with one New Orleans defeat. The 49ers would clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a San Francisco victory and two Green Bay defeats.