It’s a familiar story to most NFL fans. The cycle of success and failure that comes with such a competitive league. The San Francisco 49ers are a better example than most. Within a completed pass of winning a Super bowl 5 years ago. An NFC Championship game the next year. Then a startling decline, 3 changes of coach in 3 years, and a heavy losing record in the last 2. The Faithful, as Niners supporters are called, are really having their Faith tested.