49ers should beware these 5 threatening NFC teams

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs past San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs past San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco 49ers have a strong roster that's poised to make a run in a weaker NFC this season, but which teams stand in the way of a sixth Super Bowl?

With the NFL Draft over, the footballing world can sit back and take a breather before Organized Team Activities (OTAs) kick off later this month, and we can pretend that the aptly named walkthroughs count for real football.

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With the roster pretty much set, it's time to dive into the NFC and how it sits for 2023. The San Francisco 49ers have the fortune of being one of the few consensus good teams in what's considered a drastically weaker conference, as the AFC is pretty much unanimously considered the much tougher neighborhood.

You have the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals as the top three teams in the conference for most. Now, add in some exciting teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and a New York Jets team with quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm.

Don't forget some wild cards in there, too. Russell Wilson could lead the Denver Broncos to greater relevance, and the Las Vegas Raiders have the sort of team that Jimmy Garoppolo can take to the playoffs. Deshaun Watson will have a full offseason under his belt with the Cleveland Browns, the Tennessee Titans are playoff mainstays and the Baltimore Ravens have quarterback Lamar Jackson back.

So, yes, the AFC is a bit of a tougher conference than the NFC, to say the least.

But, just because the NFC is the weaker conference, it doesn't mean the 49ers can breathe easy. There are still some very dangerous teams in the conference that could derail their attempt at a sixth Lombardi trophy.

So it's time to look (in order) at who San Francisco needs to be weary of.