At 6-2-1, the 49ers are still one-and-a-half games ahead in the NFC West heading into their showdown with the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
A win would vault San Francisco into sole possession of second place in the NFC. A loss would put the 49ers on the brink of falling out of a top-six spot in the conference.
So it goes in the ultra-competitive NFC.
In the following slides, I project San Francisco's chances of securing every playoff seed.