Week 3 by the numbers
Heading into last week’s game, the 49ers were No. 1 in the league for both total offense and total defense. The defense was stout against the Chiefs, allowing under 40 rushing yards, and the offense produced as well, gaining over 430 yards.
The game against Denver showed this San Francisco team still has a way to go, most notably on offense. After two weeks of preseason play, this is where the 49ers rank in team statistics (via NFL.com):
- No, 10 total offense —338.5 yards a game
- No. 5 total defense — 251.0 yards a game
- No. 10 passing offense — 226.0 yards a game
- No. 13 rushing offense — 112.5 yards a game
It obviously could be worse, but it’s still evident there is work to be done. San Francisco’s first-team offense has failed to score a single touchdown this preseason, one of the most worrisome statistics that can be drawn from the team’s games so far.