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The 49ers look Super Bowl-worthy as they overwhelm the Packers

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks to pass Sunday. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

It’s well beyond the point at which anyone should be wondering whether the San Francisco 49ers are for real. They are. They have established themselves as one of the NFL’s elite teams this season.

Now the issue becomes, looking forward to a possible Super Bowl run through the rugged NFC, how they stack up against other upper-tier teams. The answer is that they stack up pretty darn well, at least if Sunday night’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers is any indication. The Niners overwhelmed the Packers, 37-8, in Santa Clara, Calif.

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“We’ve got a hell of a football team,” 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told NBC after the game. “We come out and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, where we’re playing. We’re gonna bring it every night.”