49ers claim most Monday Night Football wins in NFL history

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers improved to 7-4 with their Monday Night Football win. We break down some of the notable performances with the help of the 49ers post-game notes.

The San Francisco 49ers took care of business on Monday Night Football, as they took control in the second half en route to a 27-6 victory. The win was the 49ers 44th victory on MNF, and improved their record to 44-25 on Monday nights. They snapped a tie with Dallas for most victories, and are currently second to Seattle in MNF win percentage.

The 49ers released their usual postgame notes detailing some of the bigger performances. Aldon Smith had two sacks to climb out of a tie with Chris Doleman for fifth place on the 49ers sack chart. He now has 40 career sacks, which is five behind Dwaine Board for fourth all time. Aldon's 40 sacks since the start of the 2011 season is one ahead of Jared Allen for most in the league during that stretch.

The 49ers continued to dominant when they force turnovers. The 49ers have forced 19 turnovers this season, and they have scored on every one of them. They have 11 touchdowns and 8 field goals, which is good for a league high 108 points off takeaways.

With the Win...

  • The 49ers improved their record on Monday Night Football to 44-25 since the merger, giving San Francisco the 2nd highest winning percentage in the NFL during that span (Sea. - .714) (minimum 15 games).

Highest Win % On MNF Since 1970

Rank

Team

Win %

1.

Seattle

.714

2.

San Francisco

.638

3.

Pittsburgh

.625

4.

Indianapolis

.618

5.

Dallas

.573

  • The 49ers registered their 44th win on Monday Night Football, breaking a tie with Dal. for the most in NFL history. San Francisco also improved to 4-1 all-time against the Redskins in games on Monday night.

Most Wins On MNF

In NFL History

Rank

Team

Wins

1.

San Francisco

44

2.

Dallas

43

3t.

Miami

40

Pittsburgh

40

4.

Oakland

37

  • The 49ers improved their all-time record against the Redskins to 19-10-1, and 8-7 (2-1 at FedExField) all-time when playing Was. on the road.
  • The 49ers improved to 9-3 in prime time games under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • This marks the 49ers 5th consecutive win on Monday Night Football.
  • Harbaugh improved to 4-0 on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
  • Harbaugh improved his record as a head coach to 6-3-1 in the month of November.

  • The 49ers improved to 15-7 on the road since head coach Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011, giving Harbaugh the best road win percentage (.682) in the NFL during that span.

Best Road Win % In The NFL Since 2011

Rank

Team

Record

Win %

1.

San Francisco 49ers

15-7

.682

2t.

Denver Broncos

14-7

.667

New England Patriots

14-7

.667

4.

Green Bay Packers

13-8

.619

5.

Cincinnati Bengals

13-9

.591

Defense Clamps Down

  • The 49ers defense held the Redskins to just 90 net yds. passing, the fewest net passing yds. allowed since 11/19/12 vs. Chi. (58 net yds. passing).

Capitalizing Off Of Takeaways

  • In the last games, the 49ers have forced 19 turnovers and have converted each one into points (11 TDs, 8 FGs).
  • This season, the 49ers have scored 108 points off of takeaways, ranking first in the NFL.
  • S Donte Whitner notched his 2nd INT of the season, 10th of his career, picking off Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. The INT led to a 29-yd. FG by K Phil Dawson.

Leading The Way

QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 24 atts. for 235 yds., 3 TD and a career-high 134.5 QB rating. His previous QB rating high was 133.1 vs. Chi. (11/19/12).

The 49ers improved to 11-0 when Kaepernick starts and has a passer rating of 90.0 or higher.

Davis Climbs The Charts

  • TE Vernon Davis registered 4 recepts. for 70 yds. and 1 TD. Davis now has 9 TDs on the season, ranking t-5h in the NFL and 3rd among tight ends.
  • Davis now has 49 career TD recepts., ranking t-4th in franchise history with WR Billy Wilson (49).

Most Career Rec. TDs In Franchise History

Rank

Player

TDs

1.

Jerry Rice

176

2.

Terrell Owens

81

3.

Gene Washington

59

4t.

Vernon Davis

49

Billy Wilson

49

Anquan Shines On Monday Night

  • WR Anquan Boldin registered his first multi-TD game as a member of the 49ers and the 12th of his career. It marked his first 2 TD game since 12/9/12 at Was. (3 recepts. for 78 yds. and 2 TDs).
  • In his career, Boldin has notched 8 rec. TDs on Monday Night Football, ranking first among all active players.

Most Rec. TDs On MNF Among Active Players

Rank

Player

Games

TDs

1

Anquan Boldin, SF

9

8

2t.

Marques Colston, NO

12

7

Jimmy Graham, NO

6

7

4t.

Antonio Gates, SD

14

6

Jason Witten, Dal.

14

6

Sacks for Smith

  • LB Aldon Smith sacked Redskins QB Robert Griffin III two times, giving him 6.5 sacks on the season and 40.0 for his career. This marked Smith's 11th game with 2.0 or more sacks and second of the season.
  • Smith's 40.0 career sacks ranks 5th in franchise history.

Most Career Sacks In Franchise History

Rank

Player

Sacks

1.

Bryant Young (DT)

89.5

2.

Charles Haley (LB)

66.5

3.

Dana Stubblefield (DT)

46.5

4.

Dwaine Board (DE)

45.0

5.

Aldon Smith (LB)

40.0

  • In four career games on Monday Night Football, Smith has registered 12.0 sacks, ranking t-1st among all active players for the most sacks on Monday night.

Most Sacks Among Active Players On MNF

Rank

Player

Games

Sacks

1.

Dwight Freeney

13

12.0

Aldon Smith

4

12.0

3.

Shaun Phillips

12

10.5

4t.

Jared Allen

12

9.5

James Harrison

12

9.5

  • Since 2011, Smith's 40.0 sacks ranks 1st in the NFL.

Most Sacks Since 2011

Rank

Player

Sacks

1.

Aldon Smith

40.0

2.

Jared Allen

39.0

3.

DeMarcus Ware

36.0

4.

J.J. Watt

35.5

5.

Von Miller

34.0

Brooks Sets Career High

  • LB Ahmad Brooks registered 2.0 sacks on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, marking his 2nd game of the season with 2.0-or-more sacks, and 5th of his career.
  • Brooks leads the team with a single-season career-high 8.5 sacks. His previous career-high was 7.0 sacks in 2011.
  • Brooks has now registered 33.0 sacks as a member of the 49ers, ranking 8th in franchise history.

Most Career Sacks In Franchise History

Rank

Player

Sacks

1.

Bryant Young (DT)

89.5

2.

Charles Haley (LB)

66.5

3.

Dana Stubblefield (DT)

46.5

4.

Dwaine Board (DE)

45.0

5.

Aldon Smith (LB)

40.0

6.

Chris Doleman (DE)

38.0

7.

Justin Smith (DT)

34.5

8.

Ahmad Brooks (LB)

33.0

9.

Andre Carter (DE)

32.0

10.

Jeff Stover (DE)

30.5

Streaking

  • K Phil Dawson has made 13 consecutive FGs over the past seven games. Dawson is now tied with Bruce Gossett and Jose Cortez for the 6th longest streak in franchise history with 13 consecutive made FGs.

Player (Timeframe)

FGs

1.

Joe Nedney (11/26/06 - 9/30/07)

18

2.

Mike Cofer (12/4/88 - 10/1/89)

17

3t.

Wade Richey (12/27/98 - 11/7/99)

16

Gary Anderson (9/14/97 - 11/10/97)

16

5.

David Akers (10/9/11 - 11/13/11)

15

6t.

Phil Dawson (10/6/13 - 11/25/13)

13

Jose Cortez (9/5/02 - 11/3/02)

13

Bruce Gossett (10/14/73 - 12/2/73)

13

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