49ers-Buccaneers final score: Notable stats and performances

The San Francisco 49ers handled their business on Sunday, defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14. We take a look at some of the notable performances. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

With the Win...

  • The 49ers reached the 10-win mark for the third consecutive season under head coach Jim Harbaugh, marking the first time San Francisco has accomplished that feat since 1996-98.
  • Harbaugh became just the second head coach in franchise history to win at least 10 games in each of his first three seasons at the helm [George Seifert: 14-2 (1989), 14-2 (1990) and 10-6 (1991)], and the only active head coach in the NFL to do so.
  • The 49ers improved to 16-7 on the road since head coach Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011, which is tied for the best win percentage (.696) in the NFL during that span.

Best Road Win % In The NFL Since 2011

Rank

Team

Record

Win %

1.

San Francisco 49ers

16-7

.696

2t.

Denver Broncos

15-7

.682

New England Patriots

15-8

.652

4.

Cincinnati Bengals

14-9

.609

5. 

Green Bay Packers

13-9

.591

  • The 49ers improved their all-time record against TB to 17-5, and 5-3 against the Buccaneers on the road.
  • The 49ers improved their record to 16-6 in the final four games of the regular season since 2008, which is tied for the 3rd best win percentage (.727) in the NFL during that span.

Best Win % In The Final Four Games

Of The Regular Season Since 2008

Rank

Team

Record

Win %

1t.

New England Patriots

19-3

.864

San Diego Chargers

19-3

.864

3t.

San Francisco 49ers

16-6

.727

Indianapolis Colts

16-6

.714

5.

Baltimore Ravens

15-6

.714

  • Harbaugh improved his record against the NFC South to 3-2.
  • Harbaugh improved his record as a head coach to 9-3 in the month of December.

Controlling The Clock

  • The 49ers offense held the ball for 39:50 at TB, which was the highest time of possession for the team since 11/20/11 vs. Arz. (44:16).

Mr. 1,000

  • With 86 yds. rushing on 22 carries, RB Frank Gore eclipsed 1,000 rushing yds. for the season (1,017 yds.), marking the 7th time in 9 seasons that he has rushed for 1,000 yds. Gore has the 2nd most 1,000-yd. rushing seasons among all active players (Steven Jackson, Atl. - 8), and he became just the 20th player in NFL history to register at least 7 career 1,000-yd. rushing seasons.

Most Career 1,000-Yard Rushing Seasons In NFL History

Rank

Player

Total

Rank

Player

Total

1.

Emmitt Smith

11

11t.

Frank Gore

7

2t.

Barry Sanders

10

Corey Dillon

7

Curtis Martin

10

Eddie George

7

Walter Payton

10

Edgerrin James

7

5t.

Franco Harris

8

Eric Dickerson

7

Jerome Bettis

8

Fred Taylor

7

LaDainian Tomlinson

8

Jamal Lewis

7

Steven Jackson

8

Jim Brown

7

Thurman Thomas

8

Marshall Faulk

7

Tony Dorsett

8

Ricky Watters

7

  • With a start against the Buccaneers, Gore has now started 42 consecutive games, which is the longest current streak among active RBs.

Kapitalizing

  • QB Colin Kaepernick completed 19 of 29 passes for 203 yds. with 2 TDs and a passer rating of 108.8. When Kaepernick starts and registers a passer rating of 90.0 or higher, the 49ers are 13-0.

Grabtree

  • WR Michael Crabtree notched his first TD recept. of the season, 22nd of his career, on a 4-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick.

First In NFL History

  • TE Vernon Davis hauled in 4 recepts. for 77 yds. and 1 TD. He now has 12 TD recepts. on the season.
  • Davis became the first TE in NFL history to register at least 12 TD recepts. in two different seasons (13 TDs in 2009).
  • Davis has now registered a TD in 5 straight games for the first time in his in career. The last time the 49ers had a players register a TD recept. in 5 consecutive games was in 2001 (WR Terrell Owens - 5 games).
  • With 52 career TD recepts., Davis now ranks t-7th in NFL history for the most TD recepts. by a TE with Dave Casper.

Most Career Rec. TDs

Among TEs In NFL History

Rank

Player

TDs

1.

Tony Gonzalez

109

2.

Antonio Gates

86

3.

Shannon Sharpe

62

4.

Jerry Smith

60

5.

Wesley Walls

54

6.

Dallas Clark

53

7t.

Vernon Davis

52

Dave Casper

52

9.

Jason Witten

51

10,

Ben Coates

50

Bringing The House

  • The 49ers defense registered 4.0 sacks on Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon.
  • LB Aldon Smith registered 2.0 sacks at TB, giving him 8.5 for the season and 42.0 for his career. This marked Smith's 12th game with 2.0 sacks or more.
  • DT Justin Smith brought down Glennon, giving him 5.5 sacks on the season and 81.0 sacks for his career.
  • Since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, Smith became just the 20th player in the NFL to register at least 5.0 sacks in 11 seasons.
  • LB Patrick Willis notched his 3rd sack of the season as he sacked Glennon late in the 4th qtr. He now has 20.5 career sacks.

The Streak Continues

  • Phil Dawson connected on all 4 FG attempts on the day. He has made 24 consecutive FGs, the longest streak of consecutive FGs made in 49ers franchise history.

Player (Timeframe)

FGs

1.

Phil Dawson (10/6/13 - present)

24

2.

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

18

3.

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

17

4t.

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

16

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

16

Hunter Scoops And Scores

  • RB Kendall Hunter picked up a fumble by Buccaneers WR Eric Page on the kickoff return and returned it 2 yds. for a TD. It marked Hunter's first return for a TD.
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