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49ers, Packers move atop NFC

Here’s how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 14’s Sunday action complete:


1. San Francisco 49ers (11-2): NFC West leader. Wild win in New Orleans affords them potentially crucial tiebreaker over Saints while also boosting Niners back into division lead three weeks ahead of regular-season finale at Seattle.

2. Green Bay Packers (10-3): NFC North leader. Host surging Bears (7-6) next Sunday in final regular-season game this year at Lambeau. But Pack is now perched to host another in January … after a week off.

y-3. New Orleans Saints (10-3): NFC South champions. Defensive collapse against San Francisco may not only prevent them from staying home in January — for the moment, it’s also knocked Who Dats out of bye position given Pack’s superior conference record.

4. Dallas Cowboys (6-7): NFC East leader. As lackluster as their collective fate appears, Dallas still controls it. Cowboys remain in first place even if Eagles win Monday but must take care of business with Rams in Week 15 ahead of key rematch in Philadelphia.