SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a Mobile to Miami T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco.
The team that was so bad a year ago that the coaching staff got rewarded with a week coaching the Senior Bowl in Alabama is now playing for the championship in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in Miami against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It is amazing, defensive lineman Arik Armstead said. It means a lot to us, especially going through all of the adversity that we went through over the past couple of years. To be going to the Super Bowl and have the chance to be the top of the league is amazing.