Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Nick Bellore, bottom, and defensive end Taylor Hart (96) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Nick Bellore, bottom, and defensive end Taylor Hart (96) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Ben Margot AP
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Nick Bellore, bottom, and defensive end Taylor Hart (96) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Ben Margot AP
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Depleted 49ers defense on pace for historically bad season

October 18, 2016 3:38 PM

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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