Last year the 49ers were awful on both third down and in the red zone. Seeing as how we have hit the halfway point of the season, I thought we should look at how the team is doing in those areas this year.
Third Down Conversion Rate
2011: 29.4% (31st)
2012: 37.8% (20th)
Still needs to be better, but at least there is improvement.
Red Zone Touchdown Rate
2011: 40.7% (30th)
2012: 60.7% (8th)
Pretty noticeable difference here.