I thought this would be fun. Make 5 predictions for the 2012 season and let's see which of them come true over the course of the year. They can be big predictions or incredibly small ones. Whatever you want.
1.) Alex Smith improves his yardage and completion percentage totals. He throws more TDs, more INTs, more yards. Overall, he looks improved but is still relatively risk-averse, and the best option for a run-first offense.
2.) Frank Gore goes over 1000 yards, but barely. The 49ers runningback-by-committee does well.
3.) 49ers win 12+ games.
4.) Defense isn't *as* good, but still a top defense. (Hard to replicate their monster year last year)
5.) Aldon Smith a front-runner for Defensive Player of Year.
Finish?: 49ers beat Ravens in Super Bowl.