NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: San Francisco 49ers

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers 8-8 record in 2009 was their best finish since going 10-6 in 2002.
It was the second straight season that the 49ers finished second in the NFC West, and they appear to have their best shot to win the division in years with the Arizona Cardinals losing star quarterback Kurt Warner to retirement. 
Still this team has to perform before they simply get the division handed over to them.
Below is my 2010 San Francisco 49ers preview, plus my prediction on where they finish the season in the NFC West.
Just how good the 49ers will be in 2010 will depend on the play of quarterback Alex Smith, who looks to finally live up to his potential after being drafted No.1 overall back in 2005.
Smith played well at times in 2009, but still has plenty of room for improvements. The 49ers added another former No.1 overall pick in David Carr, who will step in as the lead backup to Smith.
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