View Full Version : RB's dropping like flies around 49ers defense

10-21-2011, 08:11 PM

Beware, opposing running backs. The San Francisco 49ers are coming to hurt you -- not with overly aggressive handshakes, either.

Five Ring Circus gets credit/blame for this entry after setting off a discussion in the comments section of the Chat Wrap earlier. His boast about the 49ers' run defense included enough supporting evidence to spark a mini-investigation.

"Niners have ruined several fantasy seasons," Five Ring Circus mused, exhibiting the swagger a 5-1 record affords a fan. "Maybe Sando can keep a running total of RBs knocked out for significant period: Arian Foster, Felix Jones, LeGarrette Blount, Jahvid Best."

To be sure, San Francisco and Seattle run defenses have done the NFC West proud this season. The 49ers rank second in rushing yards allowed per game. The Seahawks rank first in yards per carry allowed.


Check out THIS stat: Opponents’ starting running backs have attempted ONLY seven carries for 20 yards in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ six games combined. Some running backs have gotten hurt (see: Best, Tampa Bay’s LeGarrette Blount and Dallas’ Felix Jones) and some have been abandoned in favor of a passing attack (see: Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch, Philly’s LeSean McCoy, Cincy’s Cedric Benson).

Here are the fourth-quarter totals of the six starting running backs they’ve faced, followed by the overall game stats:

– Lynch, Seahawks: 0 carries, 0 receptions. Game total: 13 carries for 33 yards, 2 receptions for 12 yards.

– Jones, Cowboys: 1 carry for 4 yards, 0 receptions. Game total: 9 carries for 25 yards, 1 reception for 4 yards.

– Benson, Bengals: 4 carries for 16 yards, 0 receptions. Game total: 17 carries for 64 yards.

– McCoy, Eagles: 1 carry for 1 yard, 1 reception for 15 yards. Game total: 9 carries for 18 yards, 6 receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown.

– Blount, Buccaneers: 0 carries, 0 receptions. Game total: 10 carries for 34 yards, 2 receptions for 31 yards.

– Best, Lions: 1 carry for minus-1 yard, 0 receptions. Game total: 12 carries for 37 yards, 6 receptions for 73 yards.

10-22-2011, 12:28 AM
it's a good thing none of those RBs are injury prone at all. lol

10-22-2011, 12:29 AM
it's a good thing none of those RBs are injury prone at all. lol lmao this.

10-22-2011, 01:32 AM
OP is the new calikid.

10-22-2011, 01:34 AM

10-22-2011, 02:58 AM
i joke sometimes about how players always get hurt against the 49ers, i didnt really think anyone else noticed. their defense can definitely beat an offense up

10-22-2011, 04:06 AM
it's a good thing none of those RBs are injury prone at all. lol

funny how all of them decide to wait for the 49er game to show it though...hmmm

Johnny Rotten
10-22-2011, 04:16 AM
NFC is a joke though. I'm liking the resurgence of the Niners but it's relative.

10-22-2011, 04:54 AM
Lynch, Jones, Beason, McCoy, Blount, Best.

lmao @ that list.

Ralph Wiggum
10-22-2011, 08:14 AM
^ McCoy > Rice

u mad?

10-22-2011, 08:32 AM
It dates back to the beginning of last season with Bush.

10-22-2011, 11:51 AM
As long as they're stopping those backs I don't care whether they beat them up or not. Tho I like the intensity they're bringing. It's like the Steelers and Baltimore teams from years past. Nobody really wanted to play with them because even if you win the game you get so beat up that it hurts you in the long run.

Surprised that Seattle is doing that good as well. They really have an underrated D.

10-22-2011, 12:28 PM
Love it as a long time 49ers fan, but they're killing my fantasy teams. lol

10-30-2011, 04:27 PM
You can add Hardesty to the bodycount.

10-30-2011, 04:36 PM
NFC is a joke though. I'm liking the resurgence of the Niners but it's relative.AFC is the joke, homer.