SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' chances of clinching an NFC playoff berth in Week 15 improved Monday night.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, these are now the scenarios by which the 49ers can punch a playoff ticket next week after Dallas' loss:
1. San Francisco win at Tampa Bay + Arizona loss at Tennessee + Philadelphia loss at Minnesota
2. San Francisco win + Arizona loss + Dallas loss to Green Bay