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San Francisco 49ers: Why Niners Are Dark Horse Super Bowl Contenders
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Boasting a 7-1 record, the San Francisco 49ers have been the most surprising success in football in 2011.

It's easy to write them off as simply a feel-good story, a team with a good, but empty record. But it would be foolish to dismiss them as Super Bowl contenders.

Here is why the Niners could crash the Super Bowl XLVI party.

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