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  1. NFL32: Rob Ryan, Joe Flacco and Spags

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: Chris Mortensen's thoughts on the Rob Ryan hiring in St. Louis, Trent Dilfer's take on how Joe Flacco should attack the San Francisco 49ers' defense, and Herm Edwards' thoughts on New Orleans' firing of former Rams coach Steve Spagnuol...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  2. One area for concern for 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    2012 49ers vs. Passes 16+ Yds. Past LOS Weeks 1-17 18-19 Comp. 33 10 Att. 91 15 Pct. 36.3 66.7 Yards 952 264 YPA 10.5 17.6 TD 2 3 INT 6 1 NFL rating 55.7 121....

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  3. San Francisco 49ers' defense, then and now

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio tends to resist lazy narratives even when they're self-serving. It's one of the attributes that can make Fangio a good resource for how well the 49ers' defense is playing at a given time. ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  4. Searching for ways to slow Tom Brady

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' defense matching up against the New England Patriots' offense in Week 15: 2012 Tom Brady Passing Pass-rushers 0-4 5+ Action plays 396 154 TD-INT 11-4 18-0 Sack rate...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  5. Initial look at Brady against the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    2012 Tom Brady vs. 49ers Defense QBs Brady SF Opp. Action plays 578 564 Dropbacks 517 494 Comp. 319 267 Att. 495 446 Pct. 64.4 59.9 Yards 3,833 2,643 YPA 7.7 5.9 ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. 49ers' defense strong despite turnover dip

    Mike Sando

    Turnover differential played a leading role in the 2011 San Francisco 49ers' success. It helped them swing field position in their favor. As the 2012 season approached, the 49ers themselves wondered whether their strength in that area would be ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  7. 2012 49ers defensive snaps: Weeks 1-5

    Mike Sando

    A periodic look at which players are playing and when, continuing with the San Francisco 49ers' defense, which has spent much of the season using its nickel package: 2012 San Francisco 49ers Defense: Snap Counts Rank Player Pos. 1 ...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  8. 2012 Grid Challenge: Fitz, 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans seeking reassurance following a rough Week 4 will find it in Tom Carpenter's latest column for Gridiron Challenge players. "The 49ers should be the best fantasy defense play this week in just about any format, and they com...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: 49ers' defense in focus: The San Francisco 49ers brought the NFL's best defense into the 2012 season. That was the widely accepted assumption, anyway. But after Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings sco...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. Not sweating over 49ers' defensive issues

    Mike Sando

    Regular blog commenter 4949Centennial hit the NFC West mailbag after watching the San Francisco 49ers' defense struggle against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the team's third preseason game. "How concerned 49ers fans should be after Den...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. 2012 pre-camp analysis: 49ers 'D'

    Mike Sando

    Our two-day look at NFC West rosters continues with projections for the San Francisco 49ers' defense and special teams. Defensive linemen (10) Average number kept since 2003: 7.0 Safest bets: Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  12. 49ers' defense wants sustained elite status

    Mike Sando

    The absurdity of the San Francisco 49ers going 14 games without allowing a rushing touchdown met its match in how the streak ended. A blocked punt delivered possession to Seattle at the 49ers' 4-yard line in the final seven minutes of a Week 16 ga...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  13. Where 49ers appear vulnerable vs. Giants

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Giants' Eli Manning led the NFL this season with 18 pass completions covering at least 40 yards. The San Francisco 49ers' defense, though among the very best in most key statistical categories, gave up 12 of these pla...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  14. First-half shutout admirable, but ...

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers have become the third team over the past three-plus seasons to shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers in a first half. That speaks well of the 49ers' defense, but continuing offensive troubles in the red zone hav...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  15. A tactical consideration for 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pittsburgh Steelers use three tight ends with one running back more frequently than any NFL team. That might not excite you, but it has caught the attention of the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator. Vic Fangio pointed...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. How 49ers' defense can set franchise record

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers lead the NFL in fewest points allowed. They're on pace to set a franchise single-season record for fewest points allowed per game. They can set the record by holding their four remaining opponents to 14 points per game or f...

    Blog | December 06, 2011