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As the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn’t haunt them next season.
Unit pressured 49ers QB all day & recovered goal line fumble late to preserve victory
The Niners have the 11th-best offense in the NFL this season at 357.4 yards per game. Most of that work is done through the air, where quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 1,719 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The Rams have their work cut out for them.
St. Louis falls to 1-4, with Seattle coming to town next
It doesn’t get any easier this week, as St. Louis will find itself on the national stage with a Monday Night Football matchup coming up against the big, bad San Francisco 49ers.
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Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
Super Bowl XLVIII will feature the Denver Broncos and their top offense in the NFL against the Seattle Seahawks and their top defense in the NFL thanks to Seattle’s 23-17 win over San Francisco.
The NFC Championship Game came down to the 49ers offense verses the Seahawk defense, and Seattle’s number one ranked defense prevailed. San Francisco got the ball down six with the chance to pull off the upset but couldn’t make one more big play against their opponent.