49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
49ers Studs And Duds: Kerley, Reid Bright Spots In A Dim San Francisco SeasonThe San Francisco 49ers are 1-6 after eight weeks of NFL play, and coming out of the bye week, the prospects aren't good for too many more victories in 2016. However, the 49ers have some players that are doing really well this season, despite the overall six-game losing streak and the sinking hopes in San Francisco.