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San Francisco 49ers clinch playoff berth with win over Falcons

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The San Francisco 49ers clinched a playoff berth with their 34-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, becoming the third NFC team to qualify for postseason play.

The Niners still can win the NFC West title. They need a victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday coupled with a Seahawks loss to the St. Louis Rams.

The Niners and Seahawks split the season series, but the Niners hold the tiebreaker by virtue of their superior division record.

If the 49ers had lost to the Falcons on Monday, the Seahawks would have locked up the division title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

See the full playoff picture here.

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