Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about the 49ers:
What we learned about the 49ers from their 24-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings:
Although some experts already had ceded the Super Bowl to them, the 49ers are not that much better than other teams in the league. This is another way of saying the teams in the NFL are not as separated as you might think. On Sunday, they lost to the Vikings, a bunch that won a grand total of three games the previous season.
Some fans already have anointed Jim Harbaugh a genius, although he’s been in the league a little more than one season and has not won a Super Bowl. We learned such anointing is a little premature.
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