The 49ers are on a roll after defeating the Broncos 27-21 in overtime Sunday night.
Their offense is averaging 38.3 points per game, which would be their best mark since Week 2 and they’re also averaging 24.8 points per contest on defense.
The 49er defense has allowed just 14.8 yards per play.
And with the 49ers offense doing all the scoring, the defense has surrendered just 18.3 yards per game.
This is a very good performance from a defense that has allowed an average of just 15.9 points per outing this season.
But they’ll have to do much better against the Broncos’ potent offense.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this game: Oakland’s offense is showing a lot of promise.
The Raiders have been a tough out this season against the pass, but they’ve been able to turn the ball over on fewer than one-third of their possessions, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
On Sunday night, they threw for only 11 completions and rushed for a total of eight touchdowns.
Oakland’s defense was stout all night and they had two interceptions, but there were also six pass breakups and six pressures on the offense.
If the 49er’s offense can find a way to create separation on the outside, the Raiders offense will find ways to generate big plays.
And if the 49-27 Raiders can keep their offense off balance and allow the Broncos to create holes on the ground, this game will be one for the books.
San Francisco has been one of the best teams in the NFL at keeping its opponent from scoring in the red zone.
The Niners are averaging 3.6 yards per red zone attempt and they’ve only given up four touchdowns to opposing teams this season (four touchdowns allowed by the Patriots, seven by the Browns).
The 49-13 win Sunday night was a big win for the Niners defense.
They forced seven turnovers (seven in the first half) and held Denver to just 17 points on the night.
The only reason the Niner defense couldn’t keep the Broncos from scoring was because they were so good on third down and the offense couldn’t consistently get to the quarterback.
And when they were able to generate points on third-and-long, they were usually able to convert those into first downs.
The defense is getting a lot better.
The defensive line has played extremely well and their pass rush is doing its part.
The secondary has also played extremely poorly and they have allowed just three touchdown passes and four interceptions.
And now they’ve got their hands on the ball, too.
The game is in San Francisco’s favor with just under seven minutes left.
San Francisco has to get the ball to quarterback Trevor Siemian in the end zone and win this one.
The Broncos are coming off a win over the Giants, but the 49s offense needs to get going.
If it does, they could make history and give their fans something to cheer about in the process.
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