Originally posted by Garcia:
I wouldn't underestimate the Patriots defense. They near the top 10 when it comes to Points Allowed around 21 PPG.
49ers are #1 at 14 PPG.
Patriots Front seven are pretty good. Wilfork, Spikes and Mayo are really good. If Talib is hurt, then that leaves a hole in their secondary but McCourty and Arrington are both ball hawks and make a lot of plays.
Their defense is pretty good.
This will be a great test for the team and in particular, Kaep.... he's going to have to make some throws to win.
I agree the Patriots defense is much improved, but, our offense is very powerful, physically imposing, and extremely efficient especially when we take care of the football. When we are moving the ball and scoring Brady can't do anything about it except wait his turn and when he gets it, he will face the best defense in this league, one that was carefully constructed over the offseason for exactly this type of opponent. If we can drop 7 in coverage and continue to have sound tackling, then they face an uphill battle. I just don't think people understand that when we are running the ball effectively there isn't a defense on this planet that can stop us without dedicating 8 in the box outside of SFO's own. They will have to cheat in the box and when they do, I have full confidence that we will make them pay dearly. I have more faith that our defense can stop them than I do them stopping us. They have improved defensively but not enough to stop this offense from toting the pill without cheating. Also, the Patriots defense can keep scores down when they can dominate on offense but there isn't an offense in this league that will consistently dominate this defense. We will dominate them offensively before they will us. You have to play our game to beat us and I am more concerned about that being SEA than I am it being NE
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Dec 11, 2012 at 4:48 AM ]