The NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers finally reached the Super Bowl after falling short against the New York Giants a season ago. It just didn’t happen with Alex Smith under center, nope, a guy out of Nevada and former Chicago Cubs draft pick Colin Paepernick.
They won the NFC West division championship, finishing the season 11-4-1 (St. Louis Rams tie) and went on winning the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons, lead by both strong offensive and defensive performances.
This was definitely another team who turned heads after Colin Kaepernick took over, besides their very own fans and wowed us with how well they continued to play throughout the season. They gave Kaepernick another weapon, in Anquan Boldin, who played against the 49ers in the Super Bowl for the Baltimore Ravens.
Boldin who had a big game in the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers, is excited about joining the San Francisco 49ers and playing with a quarterback like Kaepernick. Also brought on board is former 1st round draft pick out of the University of Texas, quarterback Colt McCoy who will more than likely be a 3rd string, but could compete for the #2 spot during camp/preseason. Along with McCoy, former fellow University of Texas Longhorn alumni and Cleveland Brown teammate, Phil Dawson was brought in to replace David Akers as their place kicker.
Taking a look at the schedule for the defending NFC West division and NFC Champions, their first 5 games of the season will definitely be a challenge. Their main 2 games of the season though, should be the Seattle Seahawks, who will be battling for that division championship and one of these 2 teams will definitely be in line for a wild card berth.
- Sep. 8 Green Bay Packers 1:25p
- Sep. 15 at Seattle Seahawks 5:30p
- Sep. 22 Indianapolis Colts 1:25p
- Sep. 26 at St. Louis Rams (Thurs) 5:25p
- Oct. 6 Houston Texans 5:30p
- Oct. 13 Arizona Cardinals 1:25p
- Oct. 20 at Tennessee Titans 1:05p
- Oct. 27 at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 10:00a
- Nov. 3 BYE
- Nov. 10 Carolina Panthers 1:05p
- Nov. 17 at New Orleans Saints 1:25p
- Nov. 25 at Washington Redskins (Mon) 5:40p
- Dec. 1 St. Louis Rams 1:05p
- Dec. 8 Seattle Seahawks 1:25p
- Dec. 15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10:00a
- Dec. 23 Atlanta Falcons (Mon) 5:40p
- Dec. 29 at Arizona Cardinals 1:25p