Results: The 49ers won but the Saints also won, so San Francisco did not clinch this week. The 49ers can clinch in Week 18 with a win or Saints loss.
The San Francisco 49ers host the Houston Texans in Week 17 with Trey Lance getting a start in relief of an injured Jimmy Garoppolo. Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium. The Garoppolo injury is a big one, but the 49ers are still 13-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The 49ers come into the game with an 8-7 record and sitting in sixth place in the NFC standings. They can clinch a playoff berth in Week 17 with a win or tie and some help on Sunday. Here are their two clinching scenarios this weekend.
- SF win + NO loss or tie OR
- SF tie + MIN loss or tie + NO loss + ATL loss or tie
The 49ers are seeded as high as they can possibly get. The Cardinals are two games up on them with two to go, but Arizona swept the season series to secure the tiebreaker. The 49ers can finish anywhere from sixth to out of the playoffs entirely.