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October 7, 2009, 04:43 PM
I kind of did my home work a bit. So far this season, the 49ers are reminding me a lot of the 2000 Ravens and 1981 49ers. Here are some similarities I have after 25% of this year's 49er's season in contrast to the 1981 49ers and the 2000 Ravens, both SB champs:



W/L RECORDS:

1981 49ers: 13-3 (.812%)

2000 Ravens record: 12-4 (.750%)

This year's 49ers record: 3-1 (.750%)

SCORING:

Point scored: 81 49er 7th/ 2K Ravens 14th/ 49ers 8th

Points allowed: 81 49ers 2nd/ 2K Ravens 1st/ 49ers 3rd

Points differential: 81 49ers 3rd/2K Ravens 2nd/ 49ers 3rd

OFFENSE points/yards:

81 49ers: 7th/13th

2k Ravens: 14th/16th

49ers: 8th/25th

DEFENSE points/yards:

81 49er: 2nd/2nd

2K Ravens: 1st/2nd

49ers: 2nd/8th

Running yards a game:

81 49ers: 121.3, opponents 119.9

2K Ravens: 137.4, opponents 60.4,

49ers: 107.8, opponents 73.8

Passing yards a game:

81 49ers: 235.4, opponents 195.9

2K Ravens: 193.9, opponents 187.3

49ers: 175, opponents 230.3

Individual rushing a game:

81 49ers: R. Patton 33.9, E. Cooper 20.6, J. Davis 18.6, W. Easley 18.7, P. Hofer 16.1 (Running back by committee)

2K Ravens: Lewis 85.3, Holmes 36.8

49ers: Gore 80.3, Coffee 34.5

Individual receiving a game (*=TE):

81 49ers: Dwight Clark 69.1, F. Solomon 64.6

2K Ravens: Q. Ismail 43.7, Sharpe* 50.8

49ers: J. Morgan 41.3, Vernon Davis* 52.8



I know it may be a bit premature, but this years 49ers may have a recipe for success to win the SuperBowl...they definitely have the defense and the entire team may only improve, keep in mind, I'm comparing 25% of their young season to the 1981 49ers and 2K Ravens complete season stats. I think Singletary has the recipe for success. He has a QB that limits his mistakes, a solid running game, good TE and decent receivers, and a top 5 defense so far. I know the 1981 49ers ran the WEST COAST to it's truest form. Obviously, the stats don't lie in the passing game. I think the 49ers have a decent chance to rank higher then they do now to these teams when the end of the year comes.......Time will tell, in the mean time, hats off to Mike Singletary!!

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