Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/11/12
Some sports writers and pundits are assuming that the San Francisco 49ers are going to have a rubber band season in 2012.Sure the 49ers went 13-3 last year, and it was exciting for the team to get to host an NFC Championship once again.Heck it seemed like old times! Break out the Huey Lewis and the News records, find Jerry Rice and Joe Montana and let’s cut a single.Expectations for the team were to fall back to earth. Many assume the team will win the lousy NFC west division with an 8-8 record.That’s what teams usually do after going 13-3.Your gift for such a nice record is a tough schedule. This makes it harder for teams to win at the same clip.But hang on folks. This team is coached by Jim Harbaugh.That alone is reason enough to believe that the Niners will not regress this year.When Harbaugh came to San Fran he didn’t need to trade for a franchise quarterback.He didn’t need to “gut” the team to rebuild it with players to fit his “system”. He took what available players he had, a...
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