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The 49ers will be going against one of the league's top pass defenses, so it is more important than ever that running back Kevan Barlow start producing.

It might sound like a broken record that the 49ers have to get something going on the ground to make it easier for quarterback Tim Rattay. If defenses respect the 49ers' run game, then Rattay can use play-action pass to get the ball down the field. Well, through the first nine games of the season, defenses have not respected the 49ers' run game. That is one of the major reasons they have lost...

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