Although the 49ers are certainly struggling this season, some individuals are looking to break some franchise records, or at least approach some of them. I thought I'd throw some out there for folks to keep an eye on.
Gore needs three more 100-yard games to tie RB Joe Perry for the most in 49ers history. He also ranks 9th in team history with 6,696 total yards from scrimmage for his career. With 115 yards he'll pass Dwight Clark for 8th on the all-time list, and with 259 yards h'll surpass RB Hugh McElhenny for 7th on the all-time list.
Nedney is currently tied for 40th all-time in scoring with 1,037 career points, and needs 7 points to move into 39th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list.
As great as Brent Jones was at tight end, folks might be surprised to know that he only had one 100-yard receiving game in his distinguished career. On the other hand Vernon Davis is currently tied with former TE (and Fooch favorite) Eric Johnson with two 100-yard games in his career (both being this season). One more such game and Davis will own the franchise record.
On top of that, Davis needs one more touchdown to tie Brent Jones and Ted Kwalick for most touchdowns by a tight end in franchise history. Also, Antonio Gates holds the NFL record for most touchdowns in a season by a tight end with 13 (set in 2004). Finally, Davis needs 225 receiving yards to surpass Eric Johnson (825) for most receiving yards by a tight end in franchise history.
Davis has clearly dipped into the well of talent he possesses, going beyond just scratching the surface. The question going forward is what kind of numbers can we expect from him over the course of his career (assuming he signs an extension soon (he's a free agent after NEXT season)? The addition of Michael Crabtree will probably cut into his numbers. As long as the 49ers are winning I don't care who's catching what. However, I'm curious how a guy like Crabtree (and even Morgan if you want to include him) will affect the numbers of The Disease. One could argue having another good receiver opens up Davis, but I'm sure some will counter that.