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How can the 49ers clinch the NFC West in Week 15?

We discuss the scenarios that could see the San Francisco 49ers clinching a division title in Week 15.

Fred Warner #54, Brock Purdy #13 and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers in the locker room after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers clinched the first playoff berth of the 2024 NFL Playoffs last week and head into Week 15 with a chance to become the first division champ this season. The 49ers lead Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West by four games with four games to play and it’s a simple clinching scenario for them this weekend.

San Francisco 49ers NFC West clinching scenarios - Week 15

  • 49ers win/tie, or
  • Rams lose/tie

The 49ers travel to face the Arizona Cardinals while the Rams host the Washington Commanders. The 49ers are a 12.5-point road favorite while the Rams are a 6.5-point home favorite. The Seahawks were eliminated from NFC West competition last week because they were swept by both the 49ers and Rams this season.

While the 49ers can clinch the NFC West with a win, they cannot clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC for at least a couple more weeks. They are tied with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles at 10-3. The 49ers beat both teams, so they can clinch the top seed with a tie.