Sporting News is out with their 6 non-playoff teams in 2009 that will be in the postseason in 2010. The 49ers are their 6th team on the list – here’s what they have to say:
The Cardinals have lost Kurt Warner, and they’ve replaced him with Matt Leinart and/or Derek Anderson. The Rams have won six games in three years. The Seahawks seem to have a long way to go to get back to the form that took them to five straight playoff appearances from 2003 through 2008.
And so the 49ers become the most likely team to take over the division. If they could get consistent quarterback play, they could be the next NFC West team to put together five straight playoff appearances.