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When the Niners finished at 8-8 last year it looked like they and coach Mike Singletary were turning the corner and ready to start making some noise this year. San Francisco was a preseason choice of many to win the very mediocre NFC West.
Boy what six games can change, especially if you don't win any of the first five. One fired offensive coordinator and botched David Carr for Alex Smith substitution later, the 49ers are in a tail spin that it doesn't look like they are coming out of anytime soon.
Yes the Niners got a win this weekend against the Oakland Raiders, but it won't change anything in the city by the bay.
Credit to the supporting cast in the form of Jed York, de-facto owner for the Niners, who texted ESPN's Adam Schefter last week saying that "We're going to win the division."