It almost feels nostalgic thinking about the dominating San Francisco 49ers. At 9-1, first-year coach Jim Harbaugh has exceeded all expectations. He has given the 49ers their first winning season since 2002. To give you an idea, the last time this team had a winning season, they were coached by Steve Mariucci, quarterbacked by Jeff Garcia, and their leading receiver was Terrell Owens.
I was reluctant to give much credit to the 49ers, considering the less-than-stellar division that they get to showcase their talent against, but after a little more research, there is something about this team that is extremely impressive. They've traveled cross-country for four games, and have come up victorious in each of these games. The 49ers defense is allowing a league-best 14.5 points per game, and are beyond dominant against the run.
With four of their remaining six games coming against division opponents, the 49ers are well on their way to securing the No. 2 seed in the NFC.