In 1992, a Miami Dolphins team complete with Dan Marino and a corps of receivers walked into a rainy and sloppy field in Candelstick park and came up empty with only a field goal losing 27-3. Flash forward to 2012 and this matchup proves to be an opportunity for the 49ers to show they can be the best in the NFL or for the Miami Dolphins to show that they can win a big game on the road.
Looking at both of these teams, the biggest difference falls in the area of defensive takeaways in favor of the 49ers with a +5 margin in the NFC versus the Dolphins -10. However, with two teams that both can run the ball, play defense versus the run, this game should be decided by less than the -10 line the 49ers are favored by.
Here is a position by position breakdown for this game:
49ers: The biggest question coming into Sunday is whether Colin Kaepernick can prove that he is worthy of the starting job over Alex Smith and play clean football with no big turnovers. La...