The 2011 San Francisco 49ers had one of the greatest single-season turnarounds in NFL history. A team that remained largely unchanged from its 6-10 campaign with head coach Mike Singletary went 13-3 and made it to the NFC Championship Game under Jim Harbaugh.
It was truly an incredible year to experience.
Players that had been all but written off, like Alex Smith and Vernon Davis, came alive. Rookies such as Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver and Kendall Hunter were able to contribute in significant ways. Veteran talents like Patrick Willis, Carlos Rogers and Frank Gore had standout campaigns. The team simply came together to produce a tremendous season.
However, now that the season is complete, it must be put into historical perspective.
Here is the Niners' competition when it comes to the greatest NFL turnarounds ever: