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Sunday, December 18, the San Francisco 49ers (1-12) take on the Atlanta Falcons (8-5). The game will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Read on for our 49ers vs. Falcons prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Atlanta wins the match-up between the two teams 87.2 percent of the time. The spread suggests that the Falcons should be favored by two touchdowns.
Spread: Falcons -14
Game Time: 4:05 p.m. E.T.
49ers vs. Falcons preview:
The Falcons have a lot to play for - considering their current playoff positioning. Atlanta is currently tied with Tampa Bay atop the NFC South standings with an 8-5 record. If the Falcons can win out - which would include wins over San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans - they'd have a really good shot at a first-round bye.
San Francisco, meanwhile, doesn't have much to play for. The 49ers sport a 1-12 record and have no shot at finishing anywhere other than last in the NFC West. At this point, fans are likely hoping the team loses out to secure a top draft pick.
49ers vs. Falcons prediction:
Barring something unforeseen, the Falcons are going to win this game. Atlanta wins by at least two touchdowns, in our estimation.