2020 San Francisco 49ers season
OwnerJed York
Head coachKyle Shanahan
General managerJohn Lynch
Home fieldLevi's Stadium
State Farm Stadium[A]
Results
Record6–10
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersFB Kyle Juszczyk
OT Trent Williams
MLB Fred Warner
AP All-ProsMLB Fred Warner (1st team)
Uniform

The 2020 season was the San Francisco 49ers' 71st in the National Football League, their 75th overall, and their fourth under the head coach/general manager tandem of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. The 49ers entered the season as the reigning NFC champions; however, the 49ers failed to improve on their 13–3 season from 2019 after a 43–17 loss to the Miami Dolphins in week 5 and failed to match their 13–3 record from last year as a result of a 37–27-week 8 loss against their division rival Seattle Seahawks. They also attempted to become the first team since the 2014 Seattle Seahawks to win consecutive NFC championships and return to the Super Bowl, as well as attempt to become the first team since the 2018 New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl the year after losing it the year before. However, the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention after a Week 15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys followed by the Arizona Cardinals' victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] The season was mainly ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball with many key players missing significant time, including starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa.[2] The 49ers season ended with a league-high 18 players on injured reserve. Another notable event was the suspension of home games in Santa Clara County due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the 49ers to play three home games (against Buffalo, Washington, and Seattle, losing all three) in State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

Offseason

Roster changes

Free agency

The 49ers entered free agency with the following:[3]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2020 Team Notes
WR Emmanuel Sanders UFA March 22, 2020 New Orleans Saints Signed two-year contract[4]
FS Jimmie Ward UFA March 24, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed three-year contract[5]
CB Jason Verrett UFA April 13, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[6]
DE Arik Armstead UFA March 16, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed five-year contract[7]
OT Shon Coleman UFA March 16, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[8]
C Ben Garland UFA March 28, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[9]
TE Levine Toilolo UFA March 18, 2020 New York Giants [10]
DE Damontre Moore UFA
WR Jordan Matthews UFA
CB Dontae Johnson UFA April 13, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[6]
DT Sheldon Day UFA March 25, 2020 Indianapolis Colts [11]
DE Anthony Zettel UFA March 25, 2020 Minnesota Vikings [12]
DE Ronald Blair UFA March 23, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[13]
LB Elijah Lee RFA March 27, 2020 Detroit Lions [14]
RB Matt Breida RFA April 16, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[15]
WR Kendrick Bourne RFA March 17, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Tendered one-year contract[16]
OT Andrew Lauderdale ERFA
OT Daniel Brunskill ERFA March 5, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Tendered one-year contract[17]
TE Ross Dwelley ERFA March 24, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[5]
CB Emmanuel Moseley ERFA July 28, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[18]
QB Nick Mullens ERFA May 1, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Signed one-year contract[19]
RB Jeff Wilson ERFA March 5, 2020 San Francisco 49ers Tendered one-year contract[17]
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent
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 –  Light red background indicates a player has departed the 49ers.

Signings

Position Player 2019 Team Date signed Notes
LB Joe Walker Arizona Cardinals March 24, 2020 Signed one-year contract[5]
DE Kerry Hyder Dallas Cowboys March 25, 2020 Signed one-year contract[20]
WR Travis Benjamin Los Angeles Chargers April 3, 2020 Signed one-year contract[21]
OT Tom Compton New York Jets April 3, 2020 Signed one-year contract[21]
CB Jamar Taylor Atlanta Falcons July 6, 2020 Signed one-year contract[22]
DE Alex Barrett August 2, 2020 [23]
DE Dion Jordan Oakland Raiders August 7, 2020 Signed one-year contract[24]
TE Jordan Reed Washington Redskins August 9, 2020 Signed one-year contract[25]
OT William Sweet August 12, 2020 Signed one-year contract[26]
C Spencer Long Buffalo Bills August 13, 2020 Signed one-year contract[27]
WR Tavon Austin Dallas Cowboys August 15, 2020 Signed one-year contract[28]
WR J. J. Nelson Oakland Raiders August 15, 2020 Signed one-year contract[28]
WR Jaron Brown Seattle Seahawks August 20, 2020 Signed one-year contract[29]
SS Johnathan Cyprien Atlanta Falcons August 20, 2020 Signed one-year contract[29]
C Hroniss Grasu Baltimore Ravens August 20, 2020 Signed one-year contract[29]
TE Erik Swoope August 25, 2020 Signed one-year contract[30]
WR River Cracraft Philadelphia Eagles August 27, 2020 Signed one-year contract[31]
WR Kevin White August 27, 2020 Signed one-year contract[31]
TE MarQueis Gray August 29, 2020 Signed one-year contract[32]
OG Hroniss Grasu Baltimore Ravens August 29, 2020 Signed one-year contract[32]
DE Alex Barrett August 30, 2020 Signed one-year contract[33]
DE Cameron Malveaux Washington Redskins September 2, 2020 Signed one-year contract[34]
WR Mohamed Sanu New England Patriots September 18, 2020 Signed one-year contract[35]
DE Ezekiel Ansah Seattle Seahawks September 23, 2020 Signed one-year contract[36]
TE Daniel Helm September 30, 2020 Signed one-year contract[37]
LS Taybor Pepper September 30, 2020 Signed one-year contract[37]
CB Parnell Motley October 13, 2020 claimed off waivers[38]
DE Takkarist McKinley November 18, 2020 claimed off waivers[39]
Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2019 season.

Departures

Position Player Date Notes
TE Garrett Celek February 7, 2020 Retired[40]
DT DeForest Buckner March 18, 2020 Traded[41]
G Mike Person April 1, 2020 Released[42]
OT Joe Staley April 25, 2020 Retired[43][44]
LB Joey Alfieri July 28, 2020 Waived[18]
CB Jermaine Kelly
S Derrick Kindred
G Ray Smith
DT Willie Henry
DE Alex Barrett July 30, 2020 Waived[45]
OT Leonard Wester Released[45]
FS D. J. Reed August 4, 2020 Waived[46]
S Chris Edwards
DE Alex Barrett August 13, 2020 Waived[27]
TE Daniel Helm August 15, 2020 Waived[28]
WR Chris Thompson
C Spencer Long August 16, 2020 Retired[47]
WR Jaron Brown August 27, 2020 Released[31]
DE Jonathan Kongbo Waived[31]
TE Erik Swoope August 29, 2020 Waived[32]
OT Kofi Amichia
DE Alex Barrett September 5, 2020 Released[48]
WR River Cracraft
SS Johnathan Cyprien
OG Hroniss Grasu
TE MarQueis Gray
WR Jauan Jennings
CB Dontae Johnson
DE Dion Jordan
DE Cameron Malveaux
WR Shawn Poindexter
OG Dakoda Shepley
OT William Sweet
CB Jamar Taylor
LB Joe Walker
WR Kevin White
CB Tim Harris
OT Jaryd Jones-Smith
OG Ross Reynolds Waived[48]
LS Kyle Nelson September 30, 2020 Waived[37]
WR Mohamed Sanu October 6, 2020 Released[49]
TE Daniel Helm October 20, 2020 Waived[50]
DE Alex Barrett October 26, 2020 Waived[51]
CB Parnell Motley
WR Dante Pettis November 3, 2020 Waived[52]
DE Jullian Taylor
LB Kiko Alonso November 23, 2020 Waived[53]

Trades

Draft

Main article: 2020 NFL Draft

2020 San Francisco 49ers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Note
1 14 Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina From Tampa Bay
25 Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State From Minnesota
5 153 Colton McKivitz OT West Virginia From Miami
6 190 Charlie Woerner TE Georgia From Philadelphia
7 217 Jauan Jennings WR Tennessee From Detroit

Notes

Undrafted free agents

2020 San Francisco 49ers Undrafted Free Agents
Position Player College Notes
CB DeMarkus Acy Missouri Waived on August 20[29]
DL Darrion Daniels Nebraska Released on September 5[48]
WR Chris Finke Notre Dame Waived on July 28[18]
LB Jonas Griffith Indiana State Waived on August 20[29]
TE Chase Harrell Arkansas Released on September 5[48]
RB JaMycal Hasty Baylor Released on September 5[48]
FB Josh Hokit Fresno State Released on September 5[48]
S Jared Mayden Alabama Released on September 5[48]
QB Broc Rutter North Central Waived on July 28[18]
RB Salvon Ahmed Washington Waived on August 25[30]
S Evan Foster Syracuse Released on September 5[48]

Staff

2020 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office
  • Co-chairman – Denise DeBartolo York
  • Co-chairman – John York
  • Chief executive officer – Jed York
  • Co-owner – John M. Sobrato
  • Co-owner – Mark Wan
  • Co-owner – Gideon Yu
  • General manager – John Lynch
  • President of 49ers Enterprises and EVP of football operations – Paraag Marathe
  • President – Al Guido
  • General counsel – Hannah Gordon
  • Chief investment officer – Brano Perkovich
  • Chief financial officer – Scott Sabatino
  • Vice president of player personnel – Adam Peters
  • Vice president of player personnel – Martin Mayhew
  • Vice president and senior advisor to the general manager – Keena Turner
  • Director of pro personnel – Ran Carthon
  • Director of college scouting – Ethan Waugh
  • Director of football administration & analytics – Brian Hampton

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head strength and conditioning – Dustin Perry
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Aaron Hill
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Shea Thompson
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Mike Nicolini

Final roster

2020 San Francisco 49ers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
51 active, 25 inactive, 16 practice squad (+4 exempt)

Preseason

The 49ers' preseason schedule was announced on May 7, but was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[63]

Week Date Opponent Venue Result
1 August 15 at Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 August 21 Las Vegas Raiders Levi's Stadium
3 August 29 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
4 September 3 Los Angeles Chargers Levi's Stadium

Regular season

Schedule

The 49ers' 2020 schedule was announced on May 7.[63]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 13 Arizona Cardinals L 20–24 0–1 Levi's Stadium Recap
2 September 20 at New York Jets W 31–13 1–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 27 at New York Giants W 36–9 2–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 October 4 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–25 2–2 Levi's Stadium Recap
5 October 11 Miami Dolphins L 17–43 2–3 Levi's Stadium Recap
6 October 18 Los Angeles Rams W 24–16 3–3 Levi's Stadium Recap
7 October 25 at New England Patriots W 33–6 4–3 Gillette Stadium Recap
8 November 1 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–37 4–4 CenturyLink Field Recap
9 November 5 Green Bay Packers L 17–34 4–5 Levi's Stadium Recap
10 November 15 at New Orleans Saints L 13–27 4–6 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
11 Bye
12 November 29 at Los Angeles Rams W 23–20 5–6 SoFi Stadium Recap
13 December 7 Buffalo Bills L 24–34 5–7 State Farm Stadium[A] Recap
14 December 13 Washington Football Team L 15–23 5–8 State Farm Stadium[A] Recap
15 December 20 at Dallas Cowboys L 33–41 5–9 AT&T Stadium Recap
16 December 26 at Arizona Cardinals W 20–12 6–9 State Farm Stadium Recap
17 January 3 Seattle Seahawks L 23–26 6–10 State Farm Stadium[A] Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week One: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 3 01424
49ers 10 3 0720

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

Week 2: at New York Jets

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 14 3731
Jets 3 0 3713

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Although the 49ers won easily over the struggling Jets, they suffered devastating injuries on both sides of the ball to Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Nick Bosa, and Solomon Thomas.[65] It got so bad the team's MRI truck broke down.

Week 3: at New York Giants

Week Three: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 6 10 71336
Giants 0 6 309

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

With Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined, Nick Mullens made his first start since 2018. He threw for 343 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win over the Giants.

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Four: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 8 0 31425
49ers 7 0 7620

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

With this loss, the 49ers dropped to 2–2. Nick Mullens struggled mightily in the game with two interceptions, one of which was returned by Alex Singleton for a touchdown, and was benched afterwards for C. J. Beathard. The 49ers drove all the way to within field goal range down by 5, but the clock ran out.

Week 5: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week Five: Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 14 16 7643
49ers 0 7 10017

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

With this embarrassing loss, the 49ers dropped to 2–3, already matching last season's loss total. Jimmy Garoppolo returned from injury but struggled mightily with 2 interceptions, leading to him being benched at halftime for C. J. Beathard.

Week 6: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week Six: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 0 6 3716
49ers 7 14 0324

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: October 18
  • Game time: 5:20 pm. PDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 86 °F (30 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

The 49ers bounced back from the previous week. Jimmy Garoppolo threw 3 touchdowns and 268 yards and the 49ers defense was able to hold a red-hot Rams offense in check. With this win, they improved to 3–3, and won their third straight meeting against the Rams.

Week 7: at New England Patriots

Week Seven: San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 16 7333
Patriots 0 3 306

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

This was quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's first return to New England since the Patriots traded him to the 49ers in October 2017. Garoppolo played for the Patriots from 2014 to 2017, and was part of their 2014 and 2016 Super Bowl-winning teams.

Week 8: at Seattle Seahawks

Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 7 02027
Seahawks 6 7 141037

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 1
  • Game time: 1:25 pm. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 55 °F (13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Mark Schlereth and Lindsay Czarniak
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

At one point, the 49ers were down 7-30. Despite outscoring the Seahawks 20-7 for the rest of the game, the 49ers dropped to 4-4.

Week 9: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week Nine: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 7 14 10334
49ers 3 0 01417

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 5:20 pm. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 78 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox/NFLN/Amazon Prime Video/Twitch): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

In a rematch of the NFC Championship the previous season. Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Packers went up 34–3 before the 49ers scored two meaningless touchdowns to make the final score 34–17 and dropping the 49ers to 4–5. As of week 9, the 49ers have a league high 24 players on the reserve lists.[66][67]

Week 10: at New Orleans Saints

Week Ten: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 3 0313
Saints 0 17 01027

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 pm. PST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 5,979
  • Referee: Brad Rogers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth and Lindsay Czarniak
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 12: at Los Angeles Rams

Week Twelve: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 0 10623
Rams 3 0 10720

at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 1:05 pm. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 72 °F (22 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Scott Novak
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Greg Jennings and Jen Hale
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

The 49ers returned from their bye week with some much-needed reinforcement returning from injury: on offense, Raheem Mostert scored a touchdown and 43 yards rushing and Deebo Samuel had 133 receiving yards; on defense, Richard Sherman contributed by grabbing his first interception of the season. The game was largely a defensive struggle. The two teams had four combined turnovers in the first quarter, and the only points scored in the first half came on a Raheem Mostert touchdown and a Matt Gay field goal. Early in the third quarter, the 49ers padded their lead to fourteen points with Javon Kinlaw's pick six and a Robbie Gould field goal. However, the momentum changed quickly as Aaron Donald forced a fumble on Raheem Mostert and it was returned for a touchdown by Troy Hill. The Rams soon scored again on a touchdown run from Cam Akers to take a three-point lead. The Rams' final drives quickly turned to punts while Nick Mullens led the 49ers on two drives resulting in field goals, including the 42-yard game winner by Robbie Gould with no time on the clock.

With the win, the 49ers swept the Rams for the second straight year.

Week 13: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week Thirteen: Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 17 10734
49ers 7 0 10724

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona[A]

Game information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County halting all contact sports the 49ers decided to use State Farm Stadium for 2 games

Week 14: vs. Washington Football Team

Week Fourteen: Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Washington 0 13 10023
49ers 7 0 0815

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona[A]

Game information

Week 15: at Dallas Cowboys

Week Fifteen: San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 7 10933
Cowboys 14 3 71741

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 12:00 pm. CST/10:00 am. PST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C) (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 30,092
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

With this loss, coupled with the Cardinals' victory over the Eagles, the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 16: at Arizona Cardinals

Week Sixteen: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 0 7620
Cardinals 3 3 0612

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

With this win, the San Francisco 49ers finished 5-3 in away games.

Week 17: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 3 02026
49ers 0 3 61423

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona[A]

  • Date: January 3, 2021
  • Game time: 2:25 pm. MST/1:25 pm. PST
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 62 °F (17 °C) (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

With this loss, the 49ers finished 1-7 at home and are 1-5 in their last 6 games against Seattle.

Standings

Division

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Seattle Seahawks 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 459 371 W4
(6) Los Angeles Rams 10 6 0 .625 3–3 9–3 372 296 W1
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 2–4 6–6 410 367 L2
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 3–3 4–8 376 390 L1

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Green Bay Packers North 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .428 .387 W6
2[a] New Orleans Saints South 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 .459 .406 W2
3[a] Seattle Seahawks West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .447 .404 W4
4 Washington Football Team East 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 .459 .388 W1
Wild cards
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .488 .392 W4
6 Los Angeles Rams West 10 6 0 .625 3–3 9–3 .494 .484 W1
7[b] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 6–6 .488 .336 L1
Did not qualify for the postseason
8[b] Arizona Cardinals West 8 8 0 .500 2–4 6–6 .475 .441 L2
9 Minnesota Vikings North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 .504 .366 W1
10[c] San Francisco 49ers West 6 10 0 .375 3–3 4–8 .549 .448 L1
11[c][d] New York Giants East 6 10 0 .375 4–2 5–7 .502 .427 W1
12[d] Dallas Cowboys East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 .471 .333 L1
13[e] Carolina Panthers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .531 .388 L1
14[e] Detroit Lions North 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .508 .350 L4
15 Philadelphia Eagles East 4 11 1 .281 2–4 4–8 .537 .469 L3
16 Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 .551 .391 L5
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b New Orleans finished ahead of Seattle based on conference record.
  2. ^ a b Chicago finished and clinched the 7th and final playoff spot ahead of Arizona based on better win percentage in common games (against Detroit, the NY Giants, Carolina, and the LA Rams, Chicago finished 3–2, while Arizona finished 1–4).
  3. ^ a b San Francisco finished ahead of the NY Giants based on head-to-head victory. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Dallas (see below).
  4. ^ a b NY Giants won tiebreaker over Dallas based on division record.
  5. ^ a b Carolina finished ahead of Detroit based on head-to-head victory.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g On November 30, Santa Clara County imposed a ban on all contact sports for three weeks due to rising COVID-19 cases. As a result, the 49ers were forced to play home games and practice from out-of-county. The team used Arizona's State Farm Stadium as a temporary venue for Weeks 13 and 14. After the ban on contact sports was extended thru January 8, the 49ers announced that their Week 17 regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks will be played in Arizona as well.[64]

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