San Francisco 49ers

NFC West

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Overall Team DVOA

19.5% 6th

Round Three, Fight! After escaping the ice fortress of Lambeau Field with a special teams-fueled win over the top seed Green Bay Packers, the 49ers will be lining up for a third tilt of the season against the division rival Los Angeles Rams. San Francisco enters the game banged up, with a number of key pieces hobbled, but they at least have a stylistic approach on offense that seems to run counter to how the Rams would prefer to play defense. The 49ers' defense was absolutely lights-out against the Packers, and they will try to keep that rolling down in Los Angeles. With the offensive side of the ball in less than ideal health, San Francisco is going to need another excellent defensive performance if they want to earn a trip to the Super Bowl and exorcise the demons of their loss to Kansas City two years ago. -- Carl Yedor

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 21

Total DVOA
19.5%6th
Offense
14.9%5th
Defense
-7.0%7th
Special Teams
-2.4%26th
Weighted DVOA
24.8%5th
Unadj. Total VOA
18.5%6th
Pythagorean Wins
10.112th
Schedule Strength
-0.5%21st

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
9.7 wins7th
Projected Schedule
-2.0%25th
Projected DVOA
8.2%8th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
41.2%4th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
26.2%7th
Win Super Bowl
4.4%9th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
41.2%4th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
26.2%7th
Win Super Bowl
4.4%9th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021