Brock Purdy and the 49ers advanced to the NFC’s divisional playoff round on Saturday with an intense 41-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks to kick off Super Wild Card Weekend.
San Francisco, the No. 2 seed in the NFC series, will welcome its next opponent to Levi’s Stadium next weekend, but who the 49ers will play against will depend on the remaining wild card results.
Should the No. 6 New York Giants beat the No. 3 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Daniel Jones and Co. playing against the No. 1 seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile, in that scenario, the 49ers would face the winner of Monday night’s game between Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But if the Vikings win on Sunday, Minnesota would travel to San Francisco instead and Philadelphia would play the Dallas-Tampa Bay winner.
Scenario No. 1 presents some familiar situations for the 49ers. They defeated the Buccaneers as early as week 14 of the regular season, and a rematch between the GOAT (Tom Brady) and Mr. Irrelevant (Purdy) would certainly make for must-see TV. And after San Francisco knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs last year, San Francisco would probably have a lot of fun doing that again.
After the 49ers overtook the Vikings for the No. 2 seed late in the season, it would also be the icing on the cake if Purdy Kirk Cousins and Co.
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It took a complete team effort for the 49ers to beat the Seahawks in Round 1. And as things got rolling on both sides of the ball, San Francisco seemed unstoppable.
Now the 49ers will take all that energy to the divisional round — whoever is waiting.
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