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Dominant D makes 49ers dangerous

It's a QB-driven league, but San Francisco's blueprint has worked in postseasons past

Originally Published: December 23, 2011
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

In a quarterback-driven league, the San Francisco 49ers' defense is making its mark.

The 49ers have yet to allow a rushing touchdown this season. They cannot be run on and seldom can be scored on. Witness the three points Pittsburgh scored against San Francisco on Monday night.

Just as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is on the cusp of history -- he needs 304 passing yards Monday night against Atlanta to pass Dan Marino's NFL's single-season passing record -- ...

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