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49ers fans loudly, proudly take over LA Coliseum during win over Rams

49ers fans loudly, proudly take over LA Coliseum during win over Rams

Did the 49ers and Rams play in Santa Clara or Los Angeles on Sunday?

It was hard to tell, based on how loud 49ers fans were at LA Memorial Coliseum.

The Faithful flocked to sunny southern California for the NFC West showdown, and they made their presence known during San Francisco's 20-7 win over the defending conference champs. So much so that they caught many 49ers players' attention.

After the game, a few players took to social media to thank 49ers fans for taking over the Rams' home.

Even 49ers general manager John Lynch had to acknowledge the atmosphere the fans created in LA.

49ers fans have good reason to be hyped. Their team is 5-0 for the first time since 1990, and is one of two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL (Patriots).

The 49ers were expected to be better than they were last year, but no one could have predicted a start to the season like this.

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Now, as NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco writes, it's reasonable to believe the 49ers are among the NFL's elite teams.

The next task for 49ers fans is to take over FedEx Field in Landover, Md., next Sunday.

NFC playoff picture: Where 49ers stand in hopes of earning top seed

NFC playoff picture: Where 49ers stand in hopes of earning top seed

The 49ers bounced back in nail-biting fashion Sunday with their 36-26 win over the Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. 

San Francisco improved to 9-1 on the season after suffering its first loss of the season last week against the Seahawks. The final six weeks of the season will be extremely tough, but the 49ers still control their destiny in the NFC.

After Week 11, here is how the NFC playoff picture looks.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (9-1)
  2. Green Bay Packers (8-2)
  3. New Orleans Saints (8-2)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (6-4)
  5. Seattle Seahawks (8-2) 
  6. Minnesota Vikings (8-3)

 

Nothing has changed in the NFC over the past two weeks regarding the playoff picture, but that doesn't mean this will be the order come January. All but one team on the 49ers' remaining schedule appear to at least be playoff hopefuls. 

The 49ers and Packers will meet for an epic clash this upcoming week on "Sunday Night Football" at Levi's Stadium. A loss and Seahawks win over the Eagles would drop San Francisco out of the top spot in the NFC as a whole, and the NFC West. 

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It doesn't get much easier after the Packers game, too. The 49ers still have to face the Ravens (8-2), Saints, Falcons (3-7), Rams (6-4) and Seahawks. 

San Francisco has a brutal path to the playoffs but this team has shown resiliency in recent weeks. If QB Jimmy Garoppolo can continue to improve with rookie receiver Deebo Samuel emerging and the defense still one of the best in the league, the 49ers should have what it takes to push for a high seed in the NFC.

49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

The 49ers made a lot of people happy Sunday, and not just their hordes of fans who exploded when Jeff Wilson Jr. scored with 31 seconds left to beat the Cardinals at Levi's Stadium.

The win showed the 49ers can bounce back from defeat, and it also made coach Kyle Shanahan's team the first to cash an OVER ticket on win totals this season. The 49ers' OVER/UNDER closed at eight wins, and they now sit at 9-1 after the 36-26 win over Arizona.

Run to the window and cash those tickets, Niner backers.

The NFL has a few teams that can hit their OVER with wins in Week 12.

The Ravens, Seahawks and Bills each can hit their OVER with Ws next week. The Ravens and Seahawks both closed at 8.5, while the 7-3 Bills closed at seven and have at least guaranteed backers a push.

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As for the Raiders, their number was a six before it was taken off the board when Antonio Brown went on a guerilla campaign to get himself released. If you bet the OVER prior to that, then you can cash your ticket if the 6-4 Raiders beat the Jets next Sunday. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa and Co. have filled some people's pockets with extra Christmas money. Now, they must focus on the bigger picture starting with a Week 12 showdown with the Packers at Levi's Stadium.