Basic pass rush wins against Rodgers

January, 6, 2014
In recent games against Aaron Rodgers, the San Francisco 49ers stepped out of character and blitzed him often.

In their fourth straight win against Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday the 49ers, who blitz less than any team in the NFL, went back to their normal four-man pass rush. They still got to Rodgers.

The 49ers had four sacks and according to ESPN Stats & Information, they sacked or put Rodgers under duress on 14 of his 32 dropbacks (44 percent). The 49ers blitzed on just three of those plays. All four San Francisco sacks came with a standard pass rush.

The change in attack seemed to confuse the Packers at times and, as a result, Rodgers was rarely comfortable.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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