...but mostly injuries did us in.
the 49ers started the same 5 offensive linemen (plenty of 1st or 2nd round picks accumulated in the many years they sucked) for all 16 games.
i dont think that means their coaching staff of FO was any better or that our players underachieved any more than theirs.
i certainly wouldnt call former defensive MVP's james harrison or troy polamalu underachievers. i dont think ben was underachieving when he was off to the best season of his career.