No. 4: 49ers aren’t committing defensive pass interference
Remember back in Week 7 when it seemed the Indianapolis Colts’ prime strategy on third down was merely to toss it deep and await the seemingly inevitable defensive pass-interference call?
Well, don’t look now, but those haven’t been a problem for San Francisco anymore.
True, the 49ers were flagged for one pass-interference penalty against Jacksonville, a 12-yard infraction against strong safety Jaquiski Tartt, which led to a lone garbage-time touchdown for the Jaguars that didn’t impact the outcome of the game.
Aside from that, though, the Niners played a clean game. And that was their lone penalty.
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley displayed some savvy coverage on his targets by getting his head turned around, while fellow corners Josh Norman and K’Waun Williams also broke up passes without being infracted.
San Francisco still has a league-high 15 defensive pass-interference calls against, but the recent splits have proven to be much better than what was happening earlier in the season.
Hopefully, this is a trend that will continue.