If you had to pick one word to describe the 49ers defense, that would make the list of finalists. They are not quite the consistently dominant bunch of a year ago, but opposing offenses have run into that freight train type of defense more often than not this season.
What makes this defense so good? Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is one of the league's most underrated coaches, but the 49ers also have some great personnel on that defense.
Who are the best players on that unit? Here are the top 11 players based on playing time.