Thorman still thinks that the 49ers will be good, but may not see the same success as 2011:
8. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 4): Too many things went well for the 49ers last year. This is a very good team but it will come back to Earth this year.
Alex Smith and 49ers finished last season as one of the top surpises in the NFL, going 13-3 and advancing to the NFC Championship game.
The Green Bay Packers, San Francisco's Week 1 opponent, check in at the top in the rankings.