Sack slump has defense sinking Premium Story

Pass rush struggling with B.Y. stuck on 1.5 sacks
Pass rush struggling with B.Y. stuck on 1.5 sacks
By Craig Massei

Date: Dec 5, 2002

The 49ers are looking for a pass rush again after the recent disappearance of what once was a prominent push from their defensive front four. Now the Niners have just one sack to show for their past three games - a gift sack, at that - and it's no coincidence their defense has struggled mightily during that span, sinking like a rock in the NFL rankings while opponents pass on them at will.

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