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San Francisco to host Bills, Washington Football Team at Cardinals’ Stadium in Arizona

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The San Francisco 49ers earned a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, then immediately had to face questions about where they would play the remainder of their home games in December.

A new directive in Santa Clara County banned all contact sports competitions and practices for three weeks, meaning the Niners would be unable to prepare or play at the team facility or Levi’s Stadium for each of the team’s next two games.

However, the 49ers have found a resolution. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported San Francisco will face both the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team in Arizona in the next two weeks.

Interestingly enough, the Niners are also scheduled to play the Cardinals in Arizona in Week 16. In other words, three of their last five games will be at State Farm Stadium.

It was critical for San Francisco to get a resolution on this matter. The impact of COVID-19 has grown in recent weeks, making it imperative for the Niners to have a plan of action in seeking alternatives and solutions in light of the directive.

Plus, this is a team still hoping to make a playoff push.

San Francisco upset the Rams on Sunday thanks in part to four takeaways and a staunch defensive effort. The Niners improved to 5-6 and–while still in the NFC West cellar–are right in the thick of the NFC playoff race.

The Bills will pose a tough test next Monday, and Washington has the best pass defense in the league. But the Niners have an opportunity to sustain momentum, albeit with two “home” games to be played in Arizona.