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Offense Gets Stopped in Tracks

Cobb (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

The 49ers' hard-hitting, fast-flowing defense didn't yield many extra yards to the Packers' running backs and wide receivers. That stood in stark contrast to last week and most of the season.

The San Francisco 49ers won Sunday's NFC Wild Card game because of a fast-flowing, hard-hitting, sure-tackling defense. One week after Aaron Rodgers' 25 completions were boosted by 140 yards after the catch, according to ProFootballFocus.com, Rodgers' 17 completions included just 61 yards after the catch, according to Packer Report's count. "They made some big tackles," Rodgers said. "The throw...

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