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What 49ers win over Eagles in Week 13 means for NFL playoff picture in NFC

The 49ers picked up a big win over the Eagles in Week 13. We break down what it means for the NFC playoff picture.

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers hands the ball off to Christian McCaffrey #23 in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers went on the road in Week 13 to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers were a surprising favorite, but by the end of the game, it became apparent it wasn’t a mistake. San Francisco came away with the 42-19 victory in dominant fashion.

San Francisco would retain its top spot in the NFC West no matter if the team won or lost. The Niners move to 9-3 on the year. Despite the win over the Eagles, San Francisco remains in the No. 2 spot in the NFC. They did pick up a huge head-to-head win that could become pivotal in future tiebreakers if the teams end up with the same record. The 49ers will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to town next week.

Similarly, Philadelphia would head into Week 14 atop the NFC East no matter what happened. They move to 10-2 on the season, now just one game up on the Dallas Cowboys, who they happen to play on the road next week for Sunday Night Football. At the very least, Philly can hang its hat on the fact that they will head into next week still on top of both their division and the conference, still controlling their own playoff destiny.