In an ideal world, the San Francisco 49ers would have handled their own business on the road against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.
Instead, the Niners fell to 10-2 on the season after falling 20-17 to the surging Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. That alone was a possible Super Bowl preview. But San Francisco still has to get there for this to remain in play.
And getting there might not be easy, considering just how muddled the NFL playoffs could be within the conference.
San Francisco still holds the No.