The 2011 San Francisco 49ers were led by first year head coach Jim Harbaugh to a 13-3 regular season record which was an eight game turnaround from their 6-10 record in 2010. The 49ers hosted the New Orleans Saints in an NFC divisional round playoff game and earned the come from behind 36-32 home win as a +3 point underdog. They then entered the NFC Championship game as the home team against the New York Giants and played to a 17-17 tie at the end of regulation time. A special team’s blunder by the team gave the Giants the football in field goal range and New York converted successfully to beat the 49ers 20-17. San Francisco was able to turn the corner on their strength of their offensive line. A turnaround game came in a week four 24-23 comeback victory at Philadelphia. The 49ers have finally saw redemption for high draft picks selected for their offensive line as the team grew up and gained their confidence in that memorable game at Philadelphia. That was the turning point for this franchise. The 49ers offensive line can carry this team to greatness.
The San Francisco 49ers regular season win total for the 2012 season has been lined at 9 ½ wins. The over 9 ½ wins is favored by -155 odds with the take back on under 9 ½ wins returning +125 odds. The 49ers 2012 season win total odds were courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The San Francisco 49ers running game was ranked eighth in the league as the team averaged 127 yards rushing per game. Frank Gore led the club with 1211 yards rushing and a 4.3 yards per rush average. They finally found a competent backup as Kendall Hunter contributed with 473 rushing yards in 2011 with a 4.2 yards per rush average. Alex Smith was able to cut down on his misstates under center for San Francisco. Smith completed 61.3% of his passes for 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. To help the receiving corps the 49ers welcome veteran wide out Randy Moss and Mario Manningham to compliment Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis. The 49ers defense is a fierce and hard hitting unit. They were second in the NFL in scoring defense by allowing just 14.2 points per game. Teams ran for just 77 yards per game and gained only 3.5 yards on the ground against San Francisco ranking them number one in the NFL. A good defense and offensive line plus improvement in their receiving corps makes the play on over 9 ½ wins for the San Francisco 49ers so before wagering read sportsbook reviews.