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Joe Woods

Defensive Coordinator

College: Illinois State

Biography

Year with Browns: 1st

Year as NFL coach: 17th

Key Notes

  • In his third NFL season as a defensive coordinator and first with the Browns.
  • As defensive backs/pass game coordinator in 2019, the 49ers defense held opponents to 169.2 passing yards per game, ranking first in the NFL in 2019 and the lowest total allowed by an NFL team since 2009 (New York Jets 153.7). San Francisco also led the league with 21 forced fumbles. In addition, the 49ers ranked among the NFL leaders in passing first downs allowed (150, tied for first), total yards per game allowed (281.8, second), average yards per play allowed (4.66, second), red zone trips allowed (40, second), defensive touchdowns (five, tied for third), sacks (48, tied for fifth), total takeaways (27, sixth), opposing passer rating (83.0, seventh) and points per game allowed (19.4, eighth).
  • The 49ers finished the regular season 13-3, marking their best regular season record since 2011 (13-3) as San Francisco earned the top seed in the NFC for the first time since 1997 and advanced to Super Bowl LIV.

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