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5 San Francisco 49ers Who Must Stand Out In Week 7

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5 San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers travel to the city of Nashville in Week 7 to face the AFC South’s Tennessee Titans. Just by the name, the Titans may not seem like a juggernaut of an opponent, but they are gritty team. Though All-Pro runningback Chris Johnson is not on pace to rush for 2,000 yards, he is still effective if the Titans want to have him catching short passes to get him into the open field.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is not considered a top-15 quarterback because he is filling in for the injured Jake Locker. Fitzpatrick was a starter in Buffalo, but he was excommunicated for a reason, lack of production. The defense for the Titans is more than solid and they can make things tough for any offense.

The 49ers are going to have to play their type of game to win. The defense will have to subdue Johnson and the Tennessee wide receivers. The offense will have to create and sustain long drives to limit their opponent’s chances of making big plays.

This game will be interesting to watch plus, it will have playoff implications with because other teams in the NFC West will be playing the Titans this season. The NFC as a whole is very competitive with plenty of teams with playoff potential aside from the divisional winners.

For the 49ers to win this game, they will need to play well as a whole despite injuries. But there are five members of this team who have to stand out for a Week 7 victory.

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5. Ahmad Brooks

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Since the absence of Aldon Smith, Brooks has been the man on the edge to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

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4. Vernon Davis

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A tight end is a quarterback's best friend and Davis is one of the best.

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3. Patrick Willis

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Willis is the best linebacker on the team and he will be needed to defend against Tennessee's talented runningbacks.

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2. Frank Gore

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Gore is the leader of the offense and the reason the team succeeds on offense.

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1. Eric Reid

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With Tennessee capable of big crazy pass plays, Reid's tackling and coverage skills will be needed.