San Francisco 49ers: 5 Things They Must Improve to Win the Super Bowl

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Things They Must Improve to Win the Super Bowl
Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh looks to win his first Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers have a window of opportunity to win the Super Bowl. The team is filled with young veterans at a time when there is no truly dominant team in the league.

At age 33, Justin Smith is the only aging starter on defense. Offensively, Jonathan Goodwin is also 33 and Frank Gore is 29, which is old for a top NFL running back.

That window of opportunity came one year earlier than expected as the 49ers made it all the way to the NFC championship game last season. They were a couple of botched punt plays away from a trip to the Super Bowl.

The 2012 team has the talent to make it all the way. But let's take a look at five critical areas that must get better if the 49ers are to get there.

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