How did that playing time get split up and in what formations?
What was interesting were the personnel groupings. They spent almost the entire game in base personnel.
They were in a 3-4 set for 26 plays. They came in a 4-3 for six plays, They ran nickel only twice -- once each with a 2-4-5 and a 3-3-5 set. They ran their dime personnel eight plays. Cason was the dime corner.
What was used a lot was an eight man front -- they were in a 4-4 front for 26 plays.
That formation had good and bad results.
It was likely the plan to battle the San Francisco power attack. In 19 carries against that defense, the Niners gained 64 yards. Take away the one kneeldown at the end of the first half, and it was 66 yards on 18 carries. 15 of those yards came on one carry. It was the defensive front when the Niners ran the ball the final six plays of their 18-play scoring drive.
When Colin Kaepernick passed the ball against the stacked box, big plays resulted. he was 4/7 for 121 yards, one touchdown and an interception. In fact, three of those passes were three of the big plays to tight end Vernon Davis.
In fact, when the Niners passed the ball against that set, they looked for Davis. He was targeted on five of the seven passes. He caught three of those passes -- One for 26 yards, one for 61 yards and a score and one for 28 yards.