49ers Big Favorites to Defend NFC West Title in 2012

On July 26, 2012, in News, by Vegas Matty

The San Francisco 49ers could not have played much better during the regular season in 2011 at 13-3 and were a few bad special teams plays away from making it to the Super Bowl for the first time since they won it in 1995. The good news is San Francisco is still stacked in terms of talent and has probably gotten even better on paper offensively with the addition of wide receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith showed vast improvement last year, completing a career-best 61 percent of his passes for a career-high 3,144 yards with 17 touchdowns. However, perhaps the most impressive stat working in Smith’s favor was his NFL-low five interceptions for QBs playing in more than nine games. With an improved offense and one of the league’s best defenses, San Francisco is an overwhelming favorite to repeats as NFC West champions at -250 in addition to being 11/2 to win the NFC Championship and 10/1 to win Super Bowl XLVII. Read more…


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