The 49ers have played 12 games this season. SIX of them are against teams ranked in the top NINE in defense...and one of those nine is the 49ers themselves.
So they have played 6 of the top 8 defenses they could have faced.
That also doesn't include the Rams who are improving and the fact that the 49ers will face the #1 ranked Seahawks twice and the #7 ranked Cardinals twice.
If you look at Points per game, they have faced #1, #2, #6, and #8 (and they are #3 in PPG...and would likely be better without several garbage time TDs late in games this year).
This is not meant as an excuse for the offense. They need to play better against these teams...just remember that almost EVERYONE is struggling with these teams defenses.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Dec 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM ]