San Francisco 49ers: 5 Things That Could Go Wrong in 2012

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Things That Could Go Wrong in 2012
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Since the arrival of Jim Harbaugh and co., the 49ers' stock has been on a steady ascension that has a lot of folks saying, "Next stop, Super Bowl."

And why wouldn't they? The 49ers were awfully close in 2011, a league year handicapped by an extensive lockout. Regardless of the situation, the Niners banded together, posted a 13-3 regular-season record and made it to the NFC championship.

With another strong, methodical offseason underway, the 49ers are expected to be that much better this year.

However, even as one of the notable, heavy favorites entering the 2012 NFL season, plenty could still go wrong for the San Francisco 49ers. In the following slides, we will break down five possible situations that could plague the 49ers' chances of winning big this coming season.

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