San Francisco 49ers: Why the Niners Won’t Win the Super Bowl

November 27, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations.  They sit atop their division by three games and have the second-best record in the NFC.In two seasons coach Jim Harbaugh has completely changed the culture of the organization with his winning attitude and his competitive spirit.

The 49ers have a dominant running game, a stingy defense and a Pro Bowl kicker to bail them out when their offense sputters.  On paper, this seems like the perfect blueprint for success. But there is a fatal flaw that will ultimately lead to the team's demise.
They have a full blown QB controversy that won't go away.
A few weeks ago, Alex Smith was nearly perfect against the Arizona Cardinals, completing 18-of-19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns.  His starting job was not in jeopardy and the team looked impressive.  A few weeks later, Smith suffered a concussion and was forced to miss a game vs. Chicago.
Backup Colin Kaepernick got t...

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