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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
2011 49ers Week 5: Five observations

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers' 48-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5:
I also took a closer look at the sacks Aldon Smith and Justin Smith collected. One came after Josh Freeman held the ball too long. Two others came later in the game, after Justin Smith in particular appeared to have worn down Bucs left tackle Donald Penn. Pressure usually sets up a secondary to make plays, but as noted in the second observation, it seemed like the 49ers' secondary took the lead in this game.