February 26, 2021



Kurtenbach: The Niners’ playoff hopes are dead and big offseason decisions loom

A team without a real shot at the playoffs saw even their imaginary chances extinguish Sunday.

The 49ers season had been unofficially over for weeks, but with their ninth loss on Sunday, the end became official.

But don’t think these final games – once unofficially meaningless to the standings and now officially meaningless to the standings – don’t have meaning elsewhere.

No, these games are final auditions.

In fact, you can argue that the auditions have been underway for a few weeks now.

And after Sunday’s 41-33 loss to the Cowboys, some players are not going to land a role with this company next year.