9ers are a very good team, but playing in the NFCW is gonna give em 5 wins easy as I maybe see Az or Seattle splitting with em. So they have to go 5-3 outside the division for 10 wins. I'll wait to see how well they do vs GB in their opener, to really get a feel for them.
The additions of Moss, Mannigham & BJ will help out Vernon Davis & Gore is a beast as well. Really no excuses for Smith not to have a breakout yr & lead them back to the NFC title game at the very least.
I do not think Gore is going to be the beast this year that he is known for. Very crowded backfield in SF, and I wouldn't be surprised if he was only getting 7-10 carries a game eventually.