Why the 49ers Are the Best Team in the NFL, Hands Down


To be successful in the NFL today, there are a couple things you must have.  The first thing you must have is a legitimate passing game but you also need balance with your running game. Then to balance out the offense you need a defense that can defend the pass and can also get after the quarterback as well.

In essence you need balance. Balance keeps the opposing defense and offense guessing.

The 49ers are the only team who have this.

September 16, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Lions 27-19. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIREn do everything well. Whether its pass, run, rush the passer, stop the run etc… They have successfully shut down two powerful offenses in the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. Aaron Rodgers coming off one the best seasons a quarterback has ever had and Stafford coming off a 5,000 yard season with Megatron hauling in those passes.

The fact that Alex Smith has always been a question mark for their team and now he is one of their strengths. He may not throw for 4,500 and 35+ every season but he is one of the best managers in the game. He makes the right reads and puts the ball in the right place for his receivers to make a play. After years of bad play, he has finally grown into his own with the help of Jim Harbaugh.

They guy who has been shouldering the load for the 49ers his whole career is still going strong. 8 years in the league and Frank Gore is still running through would be tacklers and giving the 49ers a sucker punch to go along with a talented passing attack. With the addition of Brandon Jacobs the 49ers have two of the most physical running backs in the NFL.

With Crabtree, Davis, Manningham, and a healthy Randy Moss the 49ers passing attack is explosive. The 49ers now have a legit deep threat in Manningham which he showed in the Superbowl. They also have a big target in the end zone in Randy Moss to pair alongside Vernon Davis. With the body of a linebacker but the speed of a wide receiver Davis is a tough task for any defender. All of those pieces plus the sure hands of Crabtree, the 49ers passing attack is going to be special.

The 49er defense is a battering ram that will pound you into submission. They have the best linebacker core in the NFL . With Ahmad Brooks, Navorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, and the captain Patrick Willis. The four combined for 251 tackles and 25 sacks. Opposing offense must account for other guys like Justin Smith, Dashon Gholdson, and Carlos Rogers.  They have so many playmakers on defense quarterbacks must pick their poison. In 2012 the 49er defense has stopped the reigning MVP in Aaron Rodgers in Lambeau and then they stopped a powerful passing game lead by Matthew Stafford.

The San Francisco 49ers are the best team in the NFL, hands down. They should finish the year as the #1 seed in the NFC and anything less than a Super Bowl title will be a failure.