Eagles 27 - 49ers 13: Hidden Nuggets

Today's game definitely did not end as any of us would have hoped, but there were still a few positives to take from the game.  Most prominent among the positives would be the performance of Frank Gore.  Gore has managed to bounce back from a few quiet games and now sits 58 yards from his fourth straight 1,000 yard rushing season.  No 49er running back has done that for three straight seasons, let alone the fourth season.  One interesting additional stat: Gore is now only 153 rushing yards from passing Garrison Hearst for 4th all-time among 49ers running backs.  He's facing some weak defenses these next two weeks, so hopefully he can blow past Hearst

100 Back-To- Back

  • With 107 rushing yards on the day, RB Frank Gore has rushed for over 100-yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 2006 (12/10/06 vs. Green Bay and 12/14/06 at Seattle).
  • This marks Gore's 4th 100-yard game of the season and 19th for his career. He trails only RB Joe Perry (20 100-yard games) for the most 100-yard games in franchise history.
  • Gore became the first RB in 20 regular season games to rush for over 100 yards vs. Philadelphia.
  • Gore needs only 58 more yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season.

A few more interesting stats after the jump...

Turnovers Coming In Bunches

  • With 2 interceptions on the day, the 49ers defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in a game 7 times this season. It is the first time since 2005 that the 49ers defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in at least 7 games (8 in 2005).
  • CB Shawntae Spencer intercepted QB Donovan McNabb in the endzone for his 2nd INT of the season (8th of his career).
  • CB Dre' Bly notched is 2nd INT of the season (42nd of his career) as he picked off McNabb midway through the third quarter, setting up the 49ers first touchdown of the day.

Smith Ties Touchdown Mark

  • QB Alex Smith tied his single-season touchdown record on a 12-yard TD pass to WR Josh Morgan. With 16 TD passes on the season, Smith has tied his career-high from 2006.

 Davis Sets Another Franchise Record

  • TE Vernon Davis broke the 49ers franchise record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end. Davis now has 858 receiving yards on the season. The previous record was 825 yards receiving by TE Eric Johnson in 2004.

Morgan's Career Day

  • WR Josh Morgan tallied 183 all-purpose yards, the most in his career. He had a career-high 7 receptions for 61 yards and 1 touchdown and also totaled 122 kickoff return yards, including a long of 52 yards. His previous career-high was 149 all-purpose yards (6 receptions for 56 yards, 1 carry for 20 yards and 73 kickoff return yards) at Seattle (12/6/09).

Season Long

  • K Joe Nedney nailed a 51-yard field on the 49ers first possession, his longest of the season. That marked Nedney's 8th field goal of 50-yards-or-more since joining the 49ers in 2005. He holds the franchise record for most field goals of 50-yards-or-more.

Extending Their Streaks

  • DT Justin Smith extended his consecutive starts streak to 137 games, which leads all defensive linemen. Arizona DT Darnell Dockett is second at 79 games.
  • S Mark Roman extended his streak to 110 consecutive games played. He ranks 2nd in the NFL among safeties with 110 consecutive games played (Deon Grant, SEA - 142).
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