Sacks can be a useful indicator of success for a team’s pass rush, but they aren’t the end all be all. Despite ranking 26th in the league with 9.0 sacks this year, the 49ers rank among the league leaders in pass defense. San Francisco has given up just 6.0 yards per attempt, the lowest in the league, while ranking second in yards allowed per game (183.2).
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com relayed comments from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who said that the 49ers pass rush isn’t an issue. “The 49ers must be doing something right with their pass defense,” Maiocco wrote. “They have already faced Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning, and the 49ers rank second-best in the league in passing yards allowed.”
Today’s Morning Tailgate also features the latest on the Bay Area’s bid for a Super Bowl, Seahawks vs. 49ers coverage and more.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle noted the similarities between the 2012 Seahawks and the 2011 49ers.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group wrote that the 49ers need to focus on stopping dual-threat Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.
Janie McCauley of the Associated Press examined the challenges posed by Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks offense.
Inman pointed out that Sunday’s 26-3 loss to the New York Giants also featured a minus-3 turnover differential for the 49ers, the worst mark since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com examined playing time among NFL rookies and noted that the 49ers are the only team who hasn’t received offensive or defensive snaps from it’s 2012 rookie class.
Barrows discussed the career of former 49ers fullback and current Seattle Seahawk Michael Robinson.
Branch noted the different results between the 2011 and 2012 regular season contests between the 49ers and Giants.
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