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San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

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  • Passing Yards
    261.0 PYPG
  • Rushing Yards
    127.4 RYPG
  • Total Yards Per Game
    388.4 YPG
  • Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More

    Why Javon Kinlaw is Extremely Important to the 49ers This Season

    The 49ers use a Wide 9 defensive alignment, which moves the defensive ends extra far away from the ball before the snap to give them more space to rush the quarterback. This alignment leaves the two interior defensive tackles isolated and susceptible to double-team blocks during run plays, which means those defensive linemen must be immovable, otherwise the 49ers won't be able to stop runs between the tackles.