The secondary is much improved from the beginning of the year, where he had a lot of starters hurt for a long time. Our pro bowl MLB started this season weak, but he is much improved the last few games. Burfict is an absolute beast. Dunlap leads the way as the pass rusher, coming on strong lately.
On offense, Dalton has stopped his streak of turnovers and has become much more efficient lately. Gresham started the season slow, but is getting better. Green had 9 straight games with a receiving TD going into OAK, but that streak was ended. He was a few games short of Jerry Rice's record. He is on pace to have the top 5 overall yards in a single season by a wide receiver. This is despite double coverage. He isn't looked at on 3rd down nearly as often as he should, but comes up with special plays. Last game he had 3 catches for 111 yards. 2 40+ yard completions and one 20+ yard. He makes catches that you just don't believe he should be able to make. Sanu is our rookie WR and has become a catalyst on offense. He is entrenching a place for himself as our #2 WR. Hawkins is an inconsistent deep threat and our slot receiver. Sanu is a tall WR with good hands that runs clean routes. It is always nice to have a guy like that. Whalen (a 2nd year player) rounds out our WR corps and fought with Sanu for our #2 WR spot, but once Sanu progressed it was obvious who was better. Our OL is very good in pass protection. I love our two OTs and we have a pro bowl potential OG in Kevin Zeitler, a rookie. Our OL has become better in pass protection as they have gelled. All the changes due to upgrades and injuries do that. BJGE is an average back, gets what is there and nothing more. Doesn't have the speed or agility to cut back and get more yards or make guys miss. He isn't big enough to be a true power back either.