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49ers games notes and coach, player press transcripts

We provide a rundown of the 49ers notable numbers and player, coach press conference transcripts following their win over the Buffalo Bills.

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The 49ers wrapped up a dominating performance against the Bills, which naturally means there are plenty of notable numbers to look at. The 49ers released their 49ers-Bills postgame release (PDF), which includes all the notable numbers, as well as a host of coach and player interviews. We'll break down some of those tomorrow, but for now, feel free to jump in that PDF for some bed-time reading.

The 49ers set a franchise record for total yards on offense, while also compiling some impressive defensive numbers. And of course, Jim Harbaugh continues to keep on winning. He won his 18th game in 23 attempts. The Ws just keep on coming! Enjoy the notable numbers:

With a Win…

  • The 49ers improved to 4-1 for the 2nd season in a row, marking the first time since 2001-02 that San Francisco has started 4-1 in consecutive seasons.
  • The 49ers improved to 11-1 at home since 12/1/10. San Francisco’s current .917 winning pct. at home is the 3rd best in the NFL during that span. [GB – 13-1 (.929); Bal – 13-1 (.929)]
  • Head coach Jim Harbaugh improved to 5-1 against AFC opponents and 2-0 against the AFC East.
  • San Francisco improved its overall record against Buffalo to 6-5.
  • The 49ers remained undefeated in the month of October under Harbaugh, going 5-0 overall and 3-0 at home.
  • San Francisco improved to 7-0 at home following a road game under Harbaugh.

Record Setting Offensive Performance:

  • The 49ers offense amassed 621 net yds. (311 rushing, 310 passing), setting the single-game franchise record. The team’s previous record was 598 net yds. (159 rushing, 439 passing) vs. Buf. (9/13/92).
  • The 49ers became the first team in NFL history to post 300-or-more yds. rushing (311) and passing (310) in the same game.

Yards Add Up in the First Half:

  • The 49ers registered 320 net yds. (83 rushing, 237 passing) of offense in the first half, the most by the team since 9/27/98 vs. Atl. (394 net yds. – 128 rushing, 266 passing).
  • The 49ers 237 net passing yds. in the first half were the most by the club since 9/27/98 vs. Atl. (266 net passing yds. in the first half).

A First in 51 Years:

  • With QB Alex Smith (303 yds. passing), RB Frank Gore (106 yds. rushing), WR Michael Crabtree (113 yds. rec.) and TE Vernon Davis (106 yds. rec.), it marked the first time the 49ers had a 300-yd. passer, 100-yd. rusher and 2, 100-yd. receivers in the same game since 11/19/61 vs. Chi. [QB John Brodie – 322 yds. passing; RB C.R. Roberts – 107 yds. rushing; WR Aaron Thomas – 131 yds. rec.; WR R.C. Owens – 107 yds. rec.].

Ground Attack:

  • The 49ers rushed for 311 yds. on the day, the most by the team since 12/14/98 vs. Det. (328 yds.). The 311 rushing yds. are the 4th most in a single game in franchise history and the most in the NFL since 10/24/10 (Oak. – 328 rushing yds. at Den.).

Most Rushing Yards In A Single Game In Franchise History

Opponent Date Atts. Yds. TDs

vs. Detroit 12/14/1998 46 328 4

at Minnesota 10/15/1961 51 324 5

vs. Minnesota 11/29/1976 54 317 2

vs. Buffalo 10/7/2012 38 311 3

vs. Green Bay 12/9/1951 53 302 3

  • RB Frank Gore registered his 31st career 100-yd. game, rushing for 106 yds. and 1 TD on 14 carries. The 49ers record improved to 24-7 when Gore rushes for over 100 yds.
  • RB Kendall Hunter added a career-high 81 yds. rushing on 11 carries. His previous record was 76 yds. at StL (1/1/12).
  • RB Anthony Dixon notched his first TD of the season and 5th of his career on a 3-yd. TD run in the 4th qtr.
  • QB Alex Smith registered 3 carries for a career-high 49 yds. rushing.
  • QB Colin Kaepernick scored on a 16-yd. TD run, marking his 2nd rushing TD of the season.

Smith Shines at the Stick:

  • QB Alex Smith completed 18 of 24 attempts for 303 yds., 3 TDs and a QB rating of 156.2, marking his 3rd career, 300-yd. game. The 49ers improved to 13-0 when Smith starts and has a QB rating over 100.0. Smith also tied his career-high with 3 passing TDs (most since 10/9/11 vs. TB).
  • Smith’s 156.2 QB rating marked the highest single-game performance in the NFL since 12/26/10 [Bengals QB Carson Palmer – 157.2 vs. SD].
  • Smith completed 12 of 15 atts. for 237 yds., 2 TDs and a perfect QB rating of 158.3 in the first half. His 237 passing yds. and QB rating of 158.3 are both career-highs for either half.
  • Smith also set a career-high with 49 rushing yds.
  • Smith is 17-4 as a starter since the beginning of the 2011 season. The 17 wins are the most in the NFL during that span.

Most Wins as a Starting QB Since 2011

Player Wins

1. Alex Smith, SF 17

2t. Aaron Rodgers, GB 16

Tom Brady, NE 16

Joe Flacco, Bal. 16

5. Matt Ryan, Atl. 15

Crabtree’s Big Day:

  • WR Michael Crabtree tallied 6 recepts. for 113 yds. and 1 TD, marking his 4th career, 100-yd. game, and first since 11/20/11 vs. Arz. – 120 yds.
  • Crabtree set a first-half career-high with 103 rec. yds.

Williams Hits Paydirt:

  • WR Kyle Williams recorded his 1st TD of the season, and 4th of his career, on a 43-yd. TD pass from QB Alex Smith. Williams finished the day with 2 recepts. for 50 yds. and 1 TD.

Manningham Finds the Endzone:

  • WR Mario Manningham registered his first TD as a member of the 49ers on a 10-yd. pass from QB Alex Smith. Manningham finished the day with 4 recepts. for 26 yds. and 1 TD.

A First For Celek:

  • TE Garrett Celek recorded his first career recept. on a 4-yd. pass from QB Alex Smith.

Akers ties franchise record:

  • With 1 FG vs. Buf. K David Akers has now made at least 1 FG in all 21 games as a 49er, tying the franchise record for the most consecutive games with a FG [Bruce Gossett (11-19-70 – 10/1/72)].

Pop That Out:

  • LB Patrick Willis notched his 1st FF of the season and 13th of his career, jarring the ball from Bills TE Scott Chandler just before halftime. The fumble was recovered by S Dashon Goldson, marking his 1st FR of the season and 3rd of his career. QB Alex Smith connected with WR Michael Crabtree for a 28-yd. TD recept. on the ensuing play.

Cully In The House:

  • CB Chris Culliver registered his 2nd career INT and 1st of the season, after picking off Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 3rd qtr.

Mr. Brooks Registers Another Sack

  • LB Ahmad Brooks tallied 1.0 sack, giving 3.0 sacks for the season and 23.0 for his career.

Extending Their Streaks:

  • TE/LS Brian Jennings has now played in 197, consecutive games.
  • DT Justin Smith has now started 176 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season in 2001. Smith’s consecutive start streak ranks 3rd among defensive players, behind Ronde Barber (203) and London Fletcher (184), and 4th among all NFL players, behind Barber, Fletcher and Jeff Backus (180),
  • TE Vernon Davis has now started 80 consecutive games, which ranks 3rd in the NFL among TEs behind Tony Gonzalez (91) and Jason Witten (87).
  • C Jonathan Goodwin played in his 154th career NFL game. He has now started 59 consecutive games tied for the 5th most among centers.
  • K David Akers has now played in 110 consecutive NFL games, the 3rd most in the NFL among kickers.
  • P Andy Lee played has played in 133 consecutive NFL games, the 4th most among NFL punters.