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With the 49ers already done with Week 15, 49ers fans will get two full days of stress-free football over the weekend with three games on Saturday. The 49ers have clinched the NFC West and will be playing for playoff positioning the rest of the way. The 49ers could be in a tie for No. 2 by Saturday afternoon.

Here are three games to watch this weekend.

Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) at Minnesota Vikings (10-3) (Saturday)

The rooting guide will probably turn into the Vikings Weekend Update at some point in the next few weeks. The 49ers and Vikings are battling for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, and a 49ers win leaves them with a half game to go before the Vikings’ tilt against the Colts on Saturday morning. The Vikings are trying to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season after losing to the Lions last week. They face the Colts, who could get an extra boost with Jeff Saturday coaching Saturday. They need any boost they can get as they look to end a three-game losing streak.

Best case scenario for the 49ers. A Vikings loss would move the 49ers into a tie for the No. 2 seed.

Philadelphia Eagles (12-1) at: Chicago Bears (3-10)

The top of the NFC looks further and further away each week with the Eagles and their 12 wins. They can’t win this week, but a win would keep them at least two games ahead of the Vikings with three games remaining. It also means a win for Philadelphia puts them three up with the 49ers with just those three games remaining. The Eagles will look to extend their winning streak to five as the Bears try to end their six game losing streak.

Best case scenario for the 49ers. Looks like bleak, but an Eagles loss would keep the 49ers up just two games entering Week 16.

Miami Dolphins (8-5) at: Buffalo Bills (10-3) (Saturday)

Outside of the Eagles and Vikings, there really isn’t much going on for 49ers fans. Of course, there are games like Lions-Jets and Giants-Commanders that could decide who the 49ers face on Wild Card Weekend. Can I interest you in a Saturday night snow game though?

The Dolphins look to keep their heads above water as they travel to Buffalo to take on the division-leading Bills in what is expected to be an inch of snow. The cold in Miami would look terribly out of place in 26 degree weather because while it does snow in Alabama, the cold in Buffalo is different. There’s something special about watching a game in the snow, so just enjoy this one and don’t worry about rooting for it.


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