The San Francisco 49ers will enter the month of December in firm control of their own destiny with a winning record and a chance to take a stranglehold on a relatively weak AFC West Division. The 49ers have cooled off a bit after a red-hot start to the year but they still have one of the most dynamic and explosive offenses in the league and an equally strong defense. At Bet365 and most other betting sites, they remain a top three favorite in the league to win it all with the 49ers Super Bowl odds at +500.
With the regular season coming to a close shortly after the calendar changes to 2024, the month of December is of vital importance for San Francisco in their race for playoff positioning, and for teams on the fringe of playoff participation, it is even more important. BetCalifornia decided to take a look at each NFL team’s December record since 2013 to see which teams are most likely to get themselves in good positioning during the 12th month. We did this by utilizing StatMuse.com to get the record of each NFL team in December before ranking the teams from 1-32 by points percentage. If only California sports betting were legal, this would be very useful information ahead of December NFL games.
NFL Team Records in the Month of December
Below would be some great insight to utilize if California betting apps were legal. Either way, here is a list of all 32 NFL teams and how well they have performed in the month of December since 2013.
49ers Are a Top Ten Team in December
Looking at their past years in December it appears as though the 49ers should leave the month in as good of a spot or even stronger than they enter the month. With a .568 December winning percentage since 2013 and arguably the best roster they have had in any of those years this team will be expected to pull away from the Seattle Seahawks and become the clear class of the NFC West heading into the playoffs. With the Eagles and Lions also perched atop their divisions the top spot in the NFC will likely come down to a battle between those two and San Francisco and with the reward of a first-round bye for the top seed that is a very important battle to win.
The 49ers will play five games in December, with their first game against Philadelphia and their second against Seattle, both of which will be vitally important in their race for first-round seeding. The 49ers play Seattle twice in three weeks with their final game of November also coming against the Seahawks. The 49ers finish the month with games against the Cardinals, Ravens, and Commanders with their final regular season game coming in January against the Rams.
While everything points to a playoff berth for San Francisco nothing is written in stone yet and another strong December performance would put them in a great position heading into a postseason where they will be one of the favorites to make it to the Super Bowl.