SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - There's no secret about what the NFL's second-ranked defense wants to accomplish over the second half of the season.
It's the same list of things the first-place San Francisco 49ers got done on that side of the football during their first eight games.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks said Friday the defense wants to shut teams out.
Nobody in the league does that better than the 49ers, who have allowed fewer points than any team and rank either first or second in the NFL in seven defensive categories as they prepare for their first game since their bye against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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