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December 24, 2013
Playoff scenarios: The 49ers will play _______ in the opening round

With their win on Monday, the 49ers have made the playoffs. But their seeding and first-round destination are very much up the air as we head into the final week. Here are some, but not all, of the scenarios. My guess: The 49ers will visit Chicago in two weeks.

The 49ers get the No. 1 seed with:

* A win at Arizona, plus
* Losses by the Seahawks and Panthers

The 49ers get the No. 2 seed with:

* A win at Arizona, plus
* A loss by the Seahawks

The 49ers get the No. 5 seed with:
* A win at Arizona, or
* A loss at Arizona plus a Saints loss

The 49ers get the No. 6 seed with:
* A loss at Arizona, plus
* A win by the Saints

If the 49ers get the No. 5 seed, they will visit _______ if this happens:

* Chicago. If the Bears beat the Packers and the Eagles beat the Cowboys.
* Dallas. If the Bears beat the Packers and the Cowboys beat the Eagles
* Green Bay. If the Packers beat the Bears.

If the 49ers get the No. 6 seed, they will visit ________ if this happens:

* Philadelphia. If the Eagles beat the Cowboys.
* Chicago. If the Bears beat the Packers and Cowboys beat the Eagles.
* Dallas. If the Packers beat the Bears and the Cowboys beat the Eagles.

(Don't ask me what happens if there are ties; my brain hurts as it is.)

- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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