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How did the 49ers play so well on the road against one of the NFL’s top teams? Quarterback coach Geep Chryst said Wednesday at the Super Bowl that, believe it or not, the Dolphins deserve some of the credit.
The 49ers had just hosted the Dolphins the week before, and though the final score was 27-13, the game was much closer than that.
“You say, ‘Wow, we just had to play a game where we had to fight and scratch and claw, and so we need that same mindset on the road,’” Chryst said. “We had to earn what we had to earn against Miami, and that was the theme.”
Chryst came away from that game impressed with the Dolphins’ tenacity on defense.
“First off, just sound football players and a real sound scheme,” Chryst said. “They might not be household names, but I thought they played real well together and they were aggressive and downhill.