I was earlier with Wally on this 13-3 SF and 12-4 SEA, with AZ making it in also. StL does better, 10-4, but is not in the playoffs. But now I am more in 49erphan's corner with 12-4 and 12-4 and we win homefield on the scoring differential or however the heck they figure it.
As for SEA falloff, I just don't see it. And I, like every other fan here, am giving our DBs way more benefit of doubt and kap/WRs more benefit of doubt than they really should have. We could play 4 games and truly not know what our DBs are capable of. On paper for DBackfield and kap- WRs, we are being way too generous in guessing how they will play. I think they can, but who knows what comes out of the gate? Sure I am hopeful, but I am nowhere near certain. As Giedi or perhaps someone else mentioned in another thread, statistically we are a lot more likely to be closer to 8-8 than 13-3. When you challenge the mean going to NFCC game 4 yrs in a row, you are tempting fate. Sure stats don't get you to the playoffs, games , winning games do. I think we all are thinking with our hearts, not our heads when analyzing the niners,, however.
It is an ugly thot, but Bud Grant took his team to 4 SBs and everyone knows how many they won...zero. Jim Kelly took the Bills to 4 SBs and you know how many they won...zero. I don't believe those were sequential, and probably none were even 3 successive trips. But we sure don't want to end up like that. I know ,comparisons are vastly different, I'm just sayin'...
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Jul 19, 2014 at 6:07 PM ]