Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/18/12
Throughout the season and the NFL Playoffs, any discussions about the San Francisco 49ers have mostly centered on their defense. This weekend, San Francisco will host the New York Giants, and once again San Francisco’s defense will be the “it” factor that will determine whether San Francisco advances to the Super Bowl. San Francisco’s heart, passion and determination on defense are part of the reason for San Francisco’s turnaround this season. Specifically, San Francisco’s defense has shut down opposing offenses through hard hitting, getting to the quarterback and forcing turnovers. No Points During the regular season, San Francisco recorded one shutout, while holding two other teams to only three points. Additionally, only five teams were able to score 20 or more points on the San Francisco defense during the regular season. San Francisco’s defense did give up 32 points to the New Orleans Saints, which is not great unless one considers the fact that New Orleans scored 40 or m...
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