The San Francisco 49ers have shown they can win no matter who is under center as they now own a 10-3-1 record.  The 49ers started off the year 6-2 with Alex Smith starting at quarterback, then after an injury second year player Colin Kaepernick took over and the team has since gone 4-1-1. 

The Niners are coming off a big win vs. the New England Patriots in Week 15 that was almost spoiled with a late comeback by the Patriots.  However, the 49ers were able to hold on and are now simply looking forward to the the playoffs.

In order for the 49ers to have a successful playoff run and continue winning as they have so far this year, the following five things will need to happen on this team's quest for a Super Bowl.