San Francisco 49ers: How They Will Grab the No. 1 Seed in the NFC

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San Francisco 49ers: How They Will Grab the No. 1 Seed in the NFC
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The San Francisco 49ers are on a tear. They have won eight games in a row, can clinch the NFC West before the tryptophan knocks you out on Thursday, and are in line for a first-round bye in the playoffs.

They are the best team in the NFL right now whose name doesn't rhyme with Smackers, but will they surpass Green Bay by the end of the regular season and claim the coveted top seed for the playoffs?

It's not as long of a shot as you may think. The defense is dominant, the running game is unforgiving and the specialists are extremely consistent. Add in the wave of momentum and confidence Coach of the Year shoo-in Jim Harbaugh has instilled, and these red and gold warriors have a legit chance.

Here is how the 49ers can steal the top overall NFC seed from the Green Bay Packers by the time the playoffs roll around.

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