AP Pro32 comments about 49ers

Associated Press Modified: September 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm •  Published: September 4, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the San Francisco 49ers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 5) — After all, 49ers could have easily been in Super Bowl.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 7) — Adding Randy Moss looks sexy — this team needs more big plays. It'll be hard for superb defense to carry 49ers to Super Bowl.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 5) — A fumble away from Super Bowl. 49ers are dominating team in weak division.

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 4) — I believe in Alex Smith ... there I said it!

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 5) — Class of NFC West, which means another divisional title. But keep this tidbit in mind: Teams that improve dramatically from one year to the next — as Niners did — come back to pack following season.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 4) — Alex Smith, Jim Harbaugh and America curious to see what Randy Moss has left in tank.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 4) — Defense returns intact; makes 49ers automatic Super Bowl contender.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 4) — When you can run and play defense like Jim Harbaugh's marauders, expectations should run rampant from San Jose to Sausalito.

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