Originally posted by blunt_probe:
Yes, we were 6 minutes away from the SB last season, so of course my expectations are SB or bust.
What does that mean exactly? They beat a flawed Saints team that happened to be pretty poor defensively, were terrible on 3rd down and in the redzone and as a result couldn't gain any traction against the Giants in the NFC Championship......and that pattern has continued through much of this year against the better teams. To improve they drafted a bunch of rookies that didn't play and signed aging veterans.
For all the positives of this team, they still have a lot of flaws, not sure why so many were buying into the hype from last year. A lot of things went their way perfectly, the odds that these events would repeat themselves were slim to none. I hope that they make it to the SB and win, but looking at it realistically, they are in a group of 5 or 6 other teams that have as good a chance of getting there as well.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 29, 2012 at 1:07 PM ]