The 49ers had a long road getting back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. I still cannot believe that they are playing against the Saints tomorrow in the playoffs. It’s not that I did not believe in the team but we have all been burned by the 49ers in the past and how this would be the season the team turns it around, only to be disappointed. It's funny that most NFL experts did not give the 49ers a chance to turn it around this season, and neither did I, because of the lockout. Instead of finishing with a non-winning record for the ninth straight season, the 49ers reclaimed the NFC West title and earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a 13-3 record. Along the way the 49ers went 5-1 against division rivals, beat the so-called Dream Team, resurgent Lions, G-men and the Steel Curtain. Who Dat Nation is next to go down!
Here is a look back at the 49ers road to the No. 2 seed in the NFC :