The NFC West champions are the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco won the NFC West title with a 21-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. It is the 49ers’ first division title since 2019. The win in Week 15 extended the 49ers’ winning streak to seven games. The 49ers were led by their formidable defence. The defence of San Francisco limited Seattle to 13 points and 277 total yards. The Seahawks’ first touchdown came late in the fourth quarter. For the first time since 2011, San Francisco swept the season series over Seattle. The 49ers are now undefeated in the NFC West. Picture of the NFL playoffs: The 49ers are the first division champions in 2022, as the Seahawks’ decline continues. Every game should be followed: NFL Scores and Schedules Up to Date NFL Picks for Week 15: Can the Buccaneers and Tom Brady stay healthy against Joe Burrow’s Bengals? The 49ers’ defence includes Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair, and others. The 49ers have the best linebacker trio in the NFL, and they were on display in primetime. Warner, Greenlaw, and Al-Shaair were swarming all over the field, attacking whoever had the ball. Greenlaw fumbled, which was recovered by cornerback Charvarius Ward and returned to the Seattle 6-yard line. In the win, the trio combined for 19 tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble. The 49ers defence was the best in the NFL entering Week 15. San Francisco had the fewest yards per game (286.8) and the fewest points per game (15.2). San Francisco’s top-rated defence is largely due to Warner, Greenlaw, and Al-Shaair. Samuel will be out for three weeks due to knee and ankle injuries. The 49ers offence performed admirably in the absence of the versatile wide receiver, thanks to the efforts of running back Christian McCaffrey and tight end George Kittle. In the first half, McCaffrey’s usage rate was noticeably high. In the first half alone, the running back had 19 touches, 87 yards from scrimmage, and a touchdown. 49ers TE George Kittle has two goals. According to NFL research, Kittle became the fourth fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 5,000 career receiving yards on Thursday night. Kittle caught nine passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in his 79th regular-season game. The three-time Pro Bowler had 4,989 receiving yards entering the game. Kittle’s 54-yard touchdown catch and run in the second half put the game out of reach. Brock Purdy triumphs once more. Purdy started the game with a perfect 11-for-11 passing performance. Purdy isn’t expected to do much. However, the rookie quarterback played well and did not commit any turnovers. In the win, he was 17-for-26 passing for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He only made a few bad passes. Purdy has at least two touchdown passes in three consecutive games. His three straight games with at least two touchdowns are the longest by a 49ers rookie quarterback since at least 1970. DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator The 49ers defensive coordinator is gaining deserved attention as a potential head coach. Ryans is in charge of the 49ers’ No. 1 defence, which had another strong performance. When Robert Saleh left to become the head coach of the New York Jets in 2021, Ryans took over. The offence of Seattle The Seahawks offence struggled at home against the stingy 49ers defence. The 49ers outplayed the Seahawks and played at a higher level. Almost every Seahawks possession, the 49ers’ four down defensive linemen put Smith under duress. For three quarters, Seattle was kept out of the end zone and forced to punt seven times.