Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/5/14
This would be a dream matchup if only it weren't a preseason game. The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans represent the two most complete teams in the NFL. The similarities between them stretch from their solid run game, to their effective-yet-underrated quarterbacks, to two of the best run defenses in the league. This would be a dream Super Bow for many - especially in this "era of the passing game" - as both teams play to run and also stop the run. Between Arian Foster and Ben Tate in Houston, or Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Brandon Jacobs (if healthy) and LaMichael James in San Francisco - one would be hard pressed to find a more talented backfield in the league. If these two teams play this year when it matters, it will have to be for the Super Bowl, as they are not scheduled to meet in the regular season.  But while most pundits still tout the pass-heavy teams of Green Bay and New England as early favorites in their respective conferences, the strong, s...
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