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Beast Mode! Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks have a Week 16 NFC West showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.
It's coming down to the nitty gritty in the NFL. Playoff berths are there to be had. Cue Jim Mora:
Week 16 started with a special Saturday night edition of Monday Night Football. Thomas DeCoud, Tony Gonzalez and their Atlanta Falcons (13-2) clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs with a 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions.
On Sunday, the marquee game is the prime time game on NBC. The San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) travel to Seattle to take on the en fuego Seahawks (9-5) and Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch. The Niners have clinched a playoff berth, but the NFC West is still up in the air: the Seahawks still have a chance to steal the division from the Niners.
This is your Week 16 open thread. Comment here on all games, especially with reports on Cal football alumni happenings.
Full schedule below. Enjoy the games.