27: The number of straight games the 49ers have not allowed a running back to amass 100 yards. This goes back to 2009, folks.
0: The number of rushing touchdowns the 49ers have given up this season (6 games).
1: The number of touchdowns opposing running backs have made against the 49er defense. And that was a passing touchdown to RB LeSean McCoy several weeks ago at Philadelphia in the victory over the Eagles.
Marshawn Lynch, Felix Jones, Cedric Benson, LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette Blount and Jahvid Best have combined for 211 yards on 70 carries this season. That’s a half inch over 3 yards per carry, on average. Offensive coordinators will need to find a new way to play their game, and relying on the big pass isn’t going to be a reliable option with the 49er defense swarming the quarterback.
The San Francisco 49ers have this week off, to try to figure out how to win the first half of their games. They’ve gone into half time either trailing, or nearly losing, every week, and they’ve relied on the second half to come back and win. Let’s show some game starts with the 49ers taking a strong lead.
The NFC West division? Yeah, we all know it’s a joke. The 49ers “have been going” to the playoffs for several years now, and always seem to blow it somehow. Except this year, there are whispers of the 49ers getting a first-round bye, and seeing my Green Bay Packers (6-0) in the playoffs. They’re atop their division, and looking great in the NFC. The Seattle Seahawks (2-3) are 2.5 games back. The Arizona Cardinals (1-4) are 3.5 games back. The St Louis Rams (0-5) are just way back.
In fact, I’ll make this statement. If the 49ers go to the Super Bowl this year, I’ll get a tattoo in their honor during Pro Bowl week.