Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/19/12
Last week: 13 (+4) Record: 2-0 I still don’t think this team is much of a Super Bowl threat because eventually the turnover differentials will…blah blah blah regression I’m done repeating myself. Let’s focus on something positive, namely this amazing defense. This was Jim Harbaugh’s first full offseason with this team and many people expected an improved offense because of it. I don’t think anyone really expected an improved defense, but that’s what they got. In the opener, they shut down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, holding them to 324 total yards and then last week they shut down Matt Stafford and the Lions, holding them to 296 total yards. Those were two top-5 offenses last year. It’s very interesting to look at exact how they did so. In the opener against Green Bay, they spent most of the game in a dime package, using 6 defensive backs on 55 of 72 snaps and 5 defensive backs on 65 of 72. That left, for the most part, 5 men in the box. Against Detroit, they did a similar thing,...
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