14 - 2. SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS
This year will resemble 1989. That year, the Niners went 14-2 but along the way lost to the Rams at home and only beat them by 3 points on the road. This year it is the Seahawks playing the role of 'tough division opponent.' Come playoff time though...
In the late 1980s the Rams featured a gifted young QB in Jim Everett, a solid rushing attack, and a fleet of talented WRs. After an 11-5 record during the 1989 regular season, it was a team that seemed destined for greater things, until a 30-3 crushing defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1989 NFC Championship game.
I might also note that the Rams had a record good enough to win all but two divisions and scored the second most points (49ers were 1st) in the NFL.
The Seahags will be tough, but the Niners will prevail in grand fashion.
[ Edited by Mankster on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM ]