So much for all that talk about the NFL becoming a pass-happy league. Power running teams are alive and well.
The San Francisco 49ers, on the strength of
San Francisco isn't the only team enjoying success with a power approach.
"This approach allowed the respective coaches to control the tempo via complementary football strategies while keeping the defense rested and away from adverse situations," Brooks wrote. "Given how these tactics significantly impacted postseason games, a return to power football makes sense for teams with strong defenses."
Six of the league's top 10 rushing attacks of 2013 were playoff teams, including the 49ers with the NFL's No. 3 ranked rushing attack (137.6 yards per game).
More 49ers headlines can be found in today's Morning Tailgate, presented by State Farm.
CSNBayArea.com noted that the 49ers have the NFL's fourth-toughest schedule in 2014.Bill Williamson of ESPN.com looked at San Francisco's potential breakout stars.
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