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San Francisco 49ers (13-3)


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vs. LAR
W 34-31
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@ Sea
W 26-21
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vs. Min
W 27-10
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vs. GB
W 37-20
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49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade.

Shutting down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' passing game in the Super Bowl will be a far tougher challenge than anything the Niners have faced this season.

"His mobility is unique. His arm strength is ridiculous. He's very, very accurate," defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. "But what I don't think people give him enough credit for is that he actually plays quarterback. There's a lot of people, there's a lot of quarterbacks in this league that will say no to number one and then it just becomes street ball. He gets rid of the ball on time. He puts it where it needs to be. He hits a lot of throws in rhythm. And when he needs to take his shot, he knows how to buy time in the pocket and do it. So he's a superstar in every way you can possibly imagine and he's going to be tough to deal with."

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NFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-San Francisco 1330.813
x-Seattle 1150.688
Los Angeles 970.563
Arizona 5101.344
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Garoppolo3978
Pass TDs: J. Garoppolo27
Rush Yds: R. Mostert772
Rush TDs: R. Mostert8
Rec Yds: G. Kittle1053
Rec TDs: K. Bourne5
Int: R. Sherman3
Sacks: A. Armstead10.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6097 (4)
Passing Yards: 4029 (17)
Rushing Yards: 2305 (2)
Points per game: 29.9 (2)
Yards per game: 381.1 (4)
Touchdowns: 51 (2)
Field Goals: 30 (7)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4509 (2)
Passing Yards: 3074 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1802 (17)
Points per game: 19.4 (8)
Yards per game: 281.8 (2)
Touchdowns: 34 (9)
Field Goals: 17 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/10 K. Street on IR knee
1/1 E. Mitchell signed
1/1 A. Exum Jr. cut
12/31 R. Smith pract. squad add
12/28 K. Givens active/prac. squad
12/28 J. Taylor on IR elbow, knee
12/23 A. Zettel signed
12/23 J. Valoaga cut
12/14 D. Jones on IR ankle
12/12 D. Helm active/prac. squad
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/2 T. Coleman shoulder (Questionable(SB Bye))
1/11 D. Ford quadricep, hamstring (Questionable)
1/10 K. Street knee (IR)
12/29 D. Ford quadricep, hamstring (Out)
12/29 M. Person neck (Questionable)
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