Did you notice how well the 49ers ran the ball inside in the second half against the Chiefs?
Chiefs’ defensive coordinator Bob Sutton primarily used a two-gap scheme without a strong safety in the box to play the eighth gap. Chiefs’ linebacker Josh Mauga often lined up in front of a guard and was responsible for two gaps.
Mike Iupati and Alex Boone mauled Mauga, and the 49ers gouged the Chiefs for 52 yards on five carries up the middle in the second half. Check it out:
Mauga mauling No.1: Third quarter, 9:28. Frank Gore gains 13 yards.
Mauga mauling No.2: Third quarter, 0:37. Carlos Hyde gains 7 yards.
Mauga mauling No.3: Fourth quarter, 11:31. Hyde gains 7 yards.
Mauga mauling No.4: Fourth quarter, 10:57. Gore gains 14 yards.
Mauga mauling No.5: Fourth quarter, 3:31. Hyde gains 11 yards.