When you think of the 49ers offense, what do you think of? Personally, I think Frank Gore. I think ball control. I think ground and pound, and play good defense. That’s why I was surprised in Week 10 against the Giants they came out throwing the ball all over the field. Just out of curiosity, I went back and looked at the Niners’ play calling on their first drives over the entire season and found that the Giants game was far from an anomaly:
On opening drives this season, the 49ers dropped back to pass on 69% of their play calls. If they come out throwing on Sunday, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Also noteworthy: David Akers had a fantastic season, but on opening drives, he was 2 for 6 on FG attempts.