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Jarrod Villorente 49ers Blog | The 2014-2015 NFL season seems like years ago.

Posted October 6, 2015 by in

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by: Jarrod Villorente

The 2014-2015 NFL season seems like years ago.

A lot has changed in the 9 months since the Niners’ last game of that season, and it was evident yesterday against the Packers.

The QB that rushed for an NFL-record 181 yards during their first meeting in the playoffs a couple of years ago was not there on Sunday. The team that won 3 straight against an always-tough Green Bay team was not the same team yesterday.

San Francisco has really struggled since their Week 1 win against the Vikings. The offense has only scored 48 points this whole season (the Patriots scored 51 against the Jaguars last week!).

Kaepernick wasn’t as bad as last week, but he still finished with 1 interception and 160 passing yards. Once again he led the team in rushing with 57 yards. After gaining 168 yards on 26 attempts Week 1, Carlos Hyde has also considerably cooled off. He hasn’t had over 15 attempts since then.

The one positive yesterday was the defense, however. Many expected Green Bay, who owns one of the league’s top offenses, to trample all over the Niners. Aaron Rodgers was held to only 224 yards passing and 1 TD, which is not bad considering how he plays against the rest of the league.

For a few series, even, GB was held to punt after punt after punt. Without a doubt, the SF defense did their job. They were able to put some pressure on Rodgers, which was something not seen last week. 2nd-year man, Aaron Lynch, had 2 sacks, and fellow LB, Ahmad Brooks, tallied one himself.

“We have to fix this,” Coach Tomsula said post-game.

It will probably have to start with the offensive line, which has not done a good job of giving Kaepernick time to throw the ball. All you have to do is take a look at the offensive line from the past couple of years. A strong front group translates to strong running game, and for the 49ers, that should help support the passing game.

At 1-3, the season is not lost. But it will take a large effort to stop the bleeding. A win next week against the 2-2 Giants on Sunday Night Football will be the first step to climbing back towards .500.

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