According to Football Outsiders the 49ers defense is #2 in the league. For those readers who aren't aware of Football Outsiders (FO) they take standard NFL statistics and add context to them. These are the stats that professional betters use.
This is the highest ranked defense the 49ers have had in years. I guess this realization is bitter sweet as even if with a top defense the 49ers still manage to lose more games than they win.
[ Edited by KasparHauser on Nov 20, 2009 at 3:19 PM ]