No doubt we need to improve but it still could be an aberration.
The Falcons pass on 70% of their plays (or so) because they have struggled to run the ball. Wouldn't have made much sense for them to try to out muscle us in the trenches. Don't forget our run defense is still top notch, so if you're forced to make a choice against the 49ers, you throw it and then throw some more.
With Arizona, well, we ran up a huge lead early. Like Atlanta, teams aren't exactly afraid of their running game. Not hard to figure out why they came out the second half chucking it.
And next Sunday, I fully expect Aaron Rodgers to eclipse 300 yards passing. The Packers defense is terrible, and like every other time we have played them, they're going to have to throw it a lot to keep up.
Perhaps Harbaugh will take note of this and design drives to keep Rodgers & Co. on the bench.
[ Edited by baltien on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM ]