The 49ers have already lost one quarterback this season, and if last Sunday's game against the Chargers is any indication, backup C.J. Beathard is going to have a hard time staying on the field. Ben Muth looks at how the 49ers struggled in pass protection, and also how they tried to help their blocker who needed it most.
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Detroit running backs don't run for 100 yards very often, so when they do, plans get changed. Ben Muth shows how Kerryon Johnson got a lot of help from his interior linemen when he ran all over New England on Sunday night, and how Detroit's young linemen have already improved early in the season.
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In his first article looking at the Falcons, offensive line expert Ben Muth explains why outside zone runs put so much pressure on a defense, how Atlanta will cope with the loss of Andy Levitre, and why even the best run-blocking team needs a lot of help from its running backs.
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Our resident offensive line expert Ben Muth breaks down the three teams he'll be covering this season: the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons, and the San Francisco 49ers, who are hoping first-round pick Mike McGlinchey can make a big impact out of the gate.
Philadelphia's offensive line wasn't perfect against Minnesota, but did enough to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship -- and there's reason to believe they'll be even more effective in the Super Bowl.