The San Francisco 49ers are the most dominant team in the NFL right now, but it doesn’t mean the team can’t fall apart in the future.
The team’s star quarterback is injured, its running back is benched, and the offensive line is a mess.
Now comes the most crucial week in the franchise’s history.
With Tom Brady and Cam Newton playing at a high level, who could be the best team in NFL history this season?
It’s time to find out!
The Niners have lost their past three games by a combined 34 points.
They’ve allowed the second-most points in the league over that span.
The 49ers also have the league’s worst offense, which is an impressive feat considering they rank 27th in total offense.
What’s more, they’ve struggled to score points against teams that are winning games, and they’ve allowed at least 31 points in each of their past two games.
If the 49ers fall apart, they’re likely to have one of the league of the year candidates.
If the Niners can survive this week, they could be a playoff contender in 2017.
The Panthers are a top-five team in both points and yards per game, and if the 49, Broncos, and 49ers all win, the 49er team would finish first in the NFC West.
The Seahawks would be the only team in that division to have a winning record, which would make them a lock to make the playoffs.
The Seahawks are on a roll right now.
They have the best record in the AFC, and are in first place in the division behind the Falcons and Broncos.
They are also the only undefeated team in NFC South history.
This has led to some speculation about whether Seattle is the team to beat this season.
If this trend continues, they will be a contender, especially if they can stay healthy.
They have the second best record at home, which makes it difficult for the 49s to beat any opponent on the road.
They’re allowing an average of 2.5 yards per play on the season.
Their defense is among the league leaders at limiting opponents to 38.5 points per game.
They’ll need to find some help to carry them over this week.
The Broncos have the third-best record at the moment, and have not allowed a touchdown all season.
They will likely be one of only two teams in the top 10 in points allowed and yards allowed.
Denver has the league-leading third-most turnovers per game (13.7 per game).
Their quarterback, Paxton Lynch, is a solid backup option who can lead the Broncos to a playoff berth.
The Panthers are the second and third best teams in their division, but they’ve been unable to make any noise offensively.
Carolina has allowed the third most points in total points allowed, and their defense has allowed 4.5 per game on the ground.
Carolina’s quarterback, Cam Cameron, is one of a handful of quarterbacks in the game with an elite passer rating.
The pass rush is still solid, but the Panthers could struggle to find a way to win this game.
The 49ers have the most wins this season, but this is a tough one to call.
The Packers are currently tied for first in points per contest, but have yet to score a touchdown.
The Niners are one of three teams in that same division to not allow a touchdown over the past two weeks.
Both teams have some serious injuries at the position.
The Steelers, who are currently ninth in total defense, will be able to make a run at a wild card spot, but are struggling to keep up.
The Steelers are the best defense in the entire NFL, and will have to find ways to stop the Ninos.
The Broncos and 49er are in danger of being eliminated from playoff contention.
If either team gets outscored, it will be difficult for them to finish out the season in the playoffs with a record of 3-12.
The Packers are coming off a bye week and have a chance to win the division.
They play the Patriots on Sunday, and should be able of winning out.
The Titans will be tough to stop, but don’t expect them to fall behind on the scoreboard.