With a first-year head coach, the lockout shutting down the offseason to learn a new system and a lame-duck quarterback under center, we imagine very few people gave the 49ers much of a chance to win the NFC West.
And yet, here we are, it's barely Week 12, and they're on the verge of doing just that.
» Dallas loses or ties, and Atlanta loses.
» Dallas loses or ties, and New Orleans loses.
» Atlanta loses, and the Giants lose or tie.
Get all that?