Podcast: Dilfer sizes up 49ers' chances

ESPN's Trent Dilfer shed fresh light on the San Francisco 49ers' offense during a podcast Tuesday.

His basic point: The 49ers rely heavily on Alex Smith's ability to get them into favorable plays at the line of scrimmage. This helps their offensive efficiency, but the team pays a price on critical downs and in the red zone because it's tougher for quarterbacks to maximize play selection in those situations.

Dilfer also sized up the 49ers' chances in the playoffs. He does not think teams are likely to win a Super Bowl playing offense the way the 49ers are playing offense, but he also thought San Francisco's defensive front seven could match up favorably against Green Bay and New Orleans.