In the past four years, the San Francisco 49ers have not finished with more than five wins in their final eight regular season games.
So far, that’s all that the 49ers can do in the postseason.
That’s not good enough for a team that has lost four straight and three straight playoff games.
There is a lot to like about this 49ers team.
The 49ers, who finished the regular season ranked fourth in the NFC West, have one of the league’s best defenses and have some of the best quarterbacks in the league.
The offense is in good hands with Joe Montana, and the defense has a pair of talented rookies.
The big question will be who can keep San Francisco’s defense in check in a playoff game.
How does this 49er team compare to the last four years?
Here’s a look at some of their biggest weaknesses.
Roster Weaknesses: Running Backs: It is hard to imagine a 49ers running back being more valuable to this team than Frank Gore.
The running back who ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2014, Gore has rushed for 1,823 yards over the past five seasons.
The rookie has been very productive in the past two seasons, averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
Gore, who was a first-round pick by the 49er in 2012, is coming off an injury that kept him off the field for four games.
It’s a tough spot to be in, especially when the 49, who went 3-11 in the playoffs last season, are playing with a healthy Larry Johnson.
The team’s secondary has been a major concern.
The San Francisco secondary has allowed the third most touchdowns (14) and third most passing yards (317) to opposing quarterbacks.
It should be noted that the team is allowing the third fewest points per game.
The defense also is vulnerable when Gore is not in the lineup, which could lead to a long night for the 49s offense.
There’s a lot of question marks in the secondary.
The secondary has only allowed one rushing touchdown in the first three games, but Gore has been inconsistent with his running ability.
The only two games where Gore has led the team in rushing are against the 49ERS in Week 10 and against the Seahawks in Week 12.
The other two times he has been in the backfield, Gore rushed for just two yards.
The problem with Gore is that he can be a liability when the Niners are down in the fourth quarter.
The teams worst fourth-quarter scoring margin was 18 points last year.
The Niners also rank fifth in points allowed per drive (12.8).
The 49s defense also has to be considered a strength.
They have allowed just one quarterback to throw for more touchdown passes (3) than they have touchdowns.
The first time the 49’s defense allowed a touchdown last year, they were down 13-10.
The second time they allowed a TD, they allowed four and the Niner’s defense went on to win 24-17.
The best way to handle the 49ies defense is to run the ball.
The last time the Nineds defense allowed 10 points in a game was Week 11 against the Giants.
That was the last time San Francisco allowed more than 10 points, but the Ninos offense has improved significantly from last year’s 5-21 record.
The reason the 49 can’t be too happy with their defense is that it’s very difficult to run through them.
San Francisco will be relying on their linebackers to do a better job of covering the ground.
The linebackers are very effective, but their coverage skills are not always consistent.
They’ve been able to cover the run in the middle of the field, but not the middle in the red zone.
The two most successful linebackers in the Ninewas Jelani Jenkins and Tarell Brown.
Jenkins and Brown are the top two safeties in the NFL, but they are not as aggressive as they were in 2013.
The key to this defense will be on the other side of the ball, where the Ninfeds offense can make some big plays.
This defense has allowed 3,984 total yards through the air this season.
That includes 946 rushing yards and 1,955 receiving yards.
They are also the only defense to allow multiple touchdown passes in each of the last two seasons.
There has been some speculation that the Sanfes secondary is a weakness because of the injuries to both of their corners, Marcus Gilchrist and Tramaine Brock.
Gilchrist has been out since Week 11 with a hamstring injury, and Brock has been dealing with an undisclosed illness.
Both have been out of action for at least two weeks.
The good news for San Francisco is that the secondary has two of the better safeties, as cornerbacks Quintin Demps and Marcus Williams have combined for just one interception this season (one of which was returned for a touchdown).
The Ninfes should have a solid safety rotation to handle Gore and the running back duo of