Question: Now that the 49ers have done what you considered impossible by beating the Seahawks, has your opininion of their chances at a playoff birth changed? I think four of the six remainding games are winable - St. Louis, Seattle, Green Bay and Arizona. Granted, against more dominant teams, the 49ers have not done well (stinky, in fact), and granted, New Orleans and Denver are stronger opponents, and probably out of reach, but at this point, who knows? In the wacky NFC West anyone (except Arizona) could take the division. Now getting past the first round of the playoffs is another matter entirely.
- Joshua Kewish, Rancho Cordova
Answer: I'm more persuaded, but not yet convinced. I'll tell you what, though, that game in New Orleans is shaping up to be huge in the NFC playoff race. Who would have thought that two teams with a combined seven wins last season would be duking it out for a playoff spot this year? The game also might feature two of the top contenders for coach of the year.
- Matthew Barrows