Here is the opening to my column from the 49ers’ victory over the Cardinals:


I admit to being confused by the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve played the entire regular season, and I’m still confused about how good they are. Go figure.

On Sunday, they defeated the Arizona Cardinals, a group of men who, in many respects, resemble an NFL team. So, we give credit to the 49ers for their victory and for other things, too.

By beating the Cardinals, the Niners won the NFC West for the second season in a row. That constitutes a big deal and it shows the Jim Harbaugh regime has brought the team to respectability

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