Isn't Beast Mode going to be suspended for a few games? I imagine he has to be at this point as this DUI isn't a first time offense.
Regardless, the Niners have the NFC West. No one in that division will usurp the throne there. That largely won't matter though since the Niners aren't going to take the NFC. The Detroit Lions have that honor.
Speaking of which, the Lions' Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson recently claimed the cover of Sports Illustrated. Neat stuff imho.
From what I understand, a suspension is rather unlikely at this point, so I would say that it wouldn't be a factor this season.