6 stats you need to know about the San Francisco 49ers
It’s a quick turnaround with a Monday night game last week, but it’s time to start focusing on the Green Bay Packers game this coming Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Niners enter the game 2-0 with victories over Detroit and Philadelphia. They have a powerful pass and offense that can score points quickly under the guidance of Head Coach Kyle Shanahan.
As part of my overview to help prepare for this game, I’m going to take a look at six key stats about this 49ers squad that Green Bay Packers fans should know.
Despite all the changes that have taken place along the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line to start the season, overall the unit has held up fairly well for the first two weeks. However, on Sunday they will face the difficult task of facing this defensive San Francisco front, especially their edge rushers.
Led by Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead and Dee Ford, the Niners racked up 52 pressures in those opening two games, which is the third most important in football at this stage, according to PFF ($$). For some contexts, the Packers have 26 pushes.
These 49ers ‘passers are becoming even more of a concern than they already are given the uncertainty surrounding Elgton Jenkins’ status for the game. He missed Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury.
5.0 yards per stroke allowed
As good as that pass rush for the 49ers was, they struggled to stop the run early this season. Over two games, the Niners allowed 5.0 yards per carry, which ranks them 28th in football, while their 133.5 rushing yards per game they allow is 27th. Although it’s worth mentioning that these stats can be inflated a bit by Jalen Hurts’ performance last Sunday.
Between Weeks 1 and 2, we saw the positive effects that running the ball and involving Aaron Jones can have on this Green Bay Packers offense. So for that reason alone, we’re hoping to see them lean into the racing game again, and they should be able to find some success against that defense.
But in addition to that very important aspect, successfully executing the ball will ease the 49ers ‘pass rush and keep the Niners’ offense off the field.
7 authorized pressures
While the Niner edge rushers create pressure, on the other side of the ball, the offensive line does not allow them. Per PFF, the 49ers offensive line has given up just seven presses this season and no sacks.
Sure, the offensive line unit deserves credit for its play, but according to NFL NextGen Stats, Jimmy Garoppolo averages the ball for 2.47 seconds which is tied for fourth in football, which means he gets the ball out quickly. .
For a Green Bay Packers defense that has struggled to generate consistent pressure before, they will be really tested this week.
That’s the number of receiving yards receiver Deebo Samuel has this season, which is the most important in the NFL in two games. Against Detroit, Samuel had a monster game, totaling nine receptions and 189 yards. Although he saw nowhere near that level of production against Philadelphia, he still amassed 93 yards.
Samuel is a chess piece for Kyle Shanahan, able to line up wide, in the lunge, as well as in the backfield. It will be a match problem for this Green Bay Packers’ defense.
Success of the red zone, effectiveness of the 3rd try and turnovers
These are three of the biggest stats that can define any football game. For San Francisco, they had varying degrees of success over the course of two weeks in these categories.
The 49ers offense has been in the red zone four times this season and has scored a touchdown on all four possessions. Defensively, however, they allowed a touchdown on four of five possessions their opponents had inside their 20-yard line.
In the third downs, the Niner offense converted 39.1% of their attempts, which ranks 19th, while the defense allowed a third-down conversion only 33% of the time, and this is the seventh. best football rate.
As for the revenue differential, San Francisco sits at -1, with two giveaways by offense and one takeaway by defense.
5 running backs
Due to injuries, that’s the number of running backs who already have at least one carry this season. To make matters worse for San Francisco, their two best running backs this season, Elijah Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty, both missed practice on Wednesday.
Despite injuries and constant shuffling in the running room, this season the Niner’s backers are still averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and as we’ve seen in the past, San Francisco has had a lot of success against Green Bay. . So while there might not be the same name recognition, don’t be fooled.