Here's How the 49ers Can Clinch the NFC West Title in Week 15

Adam Taylor McKillop
Here's how the San Francisco 49ers can clinch the NFC West title in Week 15.
Here's how the San Francisco 49ers can clinch the NFC West title in Week 15. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

If there was an award for resiliency, the San Francisco 49ers deserve it. San Francisco lost young quarterback Trey Lance to a season-ending injury during the second week of the season. Jimmy Garoppolo stepped right back into his starting role and the team thrived.

The fortunes quickly changed again when Jimmy G went down with his own serious injury, thrusting unproven Brock Purdy into the starting role. The 49ers kept chugging and improved their record to 9-4 with another win in Week 15.

While Purdy and now wideout Deebo Samuel are both nursing injuries that could cause them to miss time, the 49ers still find themselves in a favorable position per the league's standings. In fact, the 49ers can clinch the NFC West in Week 15 and here's how.

The clinching scenario is everything a team could ask for. Win and they're in.

San Francisco visits divisional foe Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. Currently, the 49ers are considered 3.5-point road favorites per NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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