SANTA CLARA, Calif. – It seems to me the San Francisco 49ers have been playing with a purpose in the past two games. Don't get me wrong, this defense has played at a high level for virtually the entire season. But against Washington and St. Louis, the 49ers' defense seems like a unit possessed. Spanning the second half of the Redskins game and the first half of the Rams game, the 49ers allowed 103 total yards and three points. That's an amazing four quarters of defense...
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