49ers' Most and Least Improved Players

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49ers' Most and Least Improved Players
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The San Francisco 49ers stand at 5-2 atop the best division in football in the NFC West. Yes, you read that right. 

The NFC West has had a stunning turnaround after being the laughing stock of the NFL for the last five years.

This is despite, in that same time span, Kurt Warner leading the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl appearance in 2009. This was just three years ago. 

However, in the NFL, three years is like a millennium. Teams adapt, improve and move on. It's one of the many reasons why the NFL stands alone atop American sports. 

The Arizona Cardinals and many of their NFC West counterparts have taken a hard fall in the last few years, but everything seems to be looking up. 

No team in the NFC West has a losing record, with the exception of the St. Louis Rams (3-4). 

The 49ers opened up the floodgates with their successful 13-3 campaign in 2011, and they continue their success this season with a solid start. 

Here are the most-improved and least-improved 49ers in the 2012 campaign thus far. 

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