49ers-least talked about comeback story?
November 15, 2011 12:24 PM Subscribe
The 49ers are back
posted by Carillon (77 comments total)
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, but who's paying attention? Sitting on top of a weak NFC West
, is the Niner's impressive rise going overlooked?
While the NFC West performed its best since the reorg in 2002
, the 49ers are still on top at 8-1. They beat
the playoff bound Giants, gaining the edge 18-17 in the overall series
. This is their first win against the Giants since the 2002 Wildcard playoff game
when a dramatic miss by the Giants kicker gave the 49ers the win in the last second, cementing the second greatest comeback in playoff history.
The 49ers have deflected praise this season though. Rookie coach Harbaugh even seemed to ask for it saying
"I believe in you guys, the media I believe that you will find a way (to underrate the 49ers). As long as all that is written is being written against us, we'll be happy.
" Justin Smith similarly dismissed his game winning block
by attributing it not to skill or planning, but to his sheer tiredness and inability to press on.
The 49ers may be on their way to the playoffs, but should their rapid rise be making more waves?