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Safety Dahl Says 49ers Tipped Plays Last Year

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Wide receiver Mario Manningham #82 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar #58 and strong safety Craig Dahl #43 of the St. Louis Rams during the game at the Edward Jones Dome on December 2, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Mario Manningham #82 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar #58 and strong safety Craig Dahl #43 of the St. Louis Rams during the game at the Edward Jones Dome on December 2, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Craig Dahl, now with the San Francisco 49ers, said the team was tipping plays last season.

The 49ers signed Dahl, a former St. Louis Rams safety, to help replace Dashon Goldson after they lost him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.

Dahl was part of a Rams team that gave the 49ers all they could handle last season.

In Week 10, St. Louis and San Francisco played to a 24-24 tie, and three weeks later, the Rams beat the 49ers 16-13. So why were the Rams, who went 6-8 in their 14 other regular-season games, so good against the NFC’s Super Bowl representative?

Dahl provided some answers Wednesday.

“We had a few tips off of film that we were able to differentiate between run and pass early,” Dahl said. “So that kind of gave us an added benefit on defense.

READ MORE from CBS Sports on 49ers’ play tipping last season.

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