The 49ers are ranked right now 7th in Sacks and many people believe this is misleading because they are not getting constant pressure on the QB, but the stats say that they ARE getting constant pressure:
The only stat that is kept that proves pressure is QB hits
By Stats on the ESPN network the 49ers have hit the QB 71 times in the season
Only 4 games out of 12 has the 49ers allowed more QB hits than there opponent
The total Offensive Line Stats From NFL.com Stats Show:
The Average time allows there team to get hit is 59 with 55 being in the middle
And there is a team that has given up 71 which ranks 6th worse in the NFL
The Colts being the team with the lowest amount of QB hits at 2.75 a game the 49ers had 5 QB hits against them.
With those facts combined with the seciondary having a low amount of pass defenses and low amount of interceptions show the problem is not the pass rush, the problem is the secondary.
[ Edited by tmg808 on Dec 10, 2009 at 12:52:49 ]