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2021 NFL playoff picture: Ranking NFC teams fighting for wild card spots as 49ers’ loss tightens race

And the NFC, in particular, is playing host to a circus of a wild card race, with at least eight teams fighting over three postseason berths.

The 49ers took a step back in their quest for a postseason berth with a disappointing 20-17 loss to the Titans on Thursday night.

They’ve got a tall task facing the Rams and Packers in back-to-back games coming up, but as long as Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson are healthy, they have a shot.

Their passing game has limits, but Nick Sirianni has wisely schemed around his personnel, and few teams run the ball with a better combo of speed and power when they’re on schedule.

They aren’t beating anybody in the playoffs with Taysom Hill throwing the way he has lately, but man, Dennis Allen’s defense is feisty.

The new NFL season is here! Win or lose, you can shop jerseys, shirts, hats, and much more to support your favorite team.

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