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49ers vs. Packers final score: Stats and facts from a pretty darn good day

The San Francisco 49ers claimed their third straight win over the Green Bay Packers. We take a look at some of the notable stats and accomplishments from the 34-28 victory. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

Sunday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers claimed their third consecutive season opening win, and their third straight win against the Green Bay Packers. Jim Harbaugh has now become just the third active NFL coach to win his first three season openers. He's also the first coach in 49ers history to accomplish this feat.

While the 49ers played far from perfect football, it was still a day of great accomplishments. Colin Kaepernick set a career high in passing yards, as he proved what he can do when he is not running around. Anquan Boldin had one of the best performances of his career, marking his second highest single game yardage total. Vernon Davis became the NFL tight end leader in touchdowns scored against the Packers. Eric Reid recorded his first career interception. Oh, and Aldon Smith got off to a strong start with 1.5 sacks on the day. Ray McDonald got credit for the other half.

All in all, it was a good day. As we have done at times in the past, I thought a little Ice Cub to close out the evening would be fun. Below are various stats and facts the 49ers sent along earlier this evening.

With the Win...

  • Head Coach Jim Harbaugh becomes the only coach in franchise history to win opening day games in each of his first three seasons. He joins three other active NFL coaches as the only ones to win their first three season openers.




Jim Harbaugh

San Francisco 49ers


John Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens


Mike Tomlin

Pittsburgh Steelers


John Fox

Carolina Panthers


  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 49ers have been at .500 or better for each of Jim Harbaugh's 33 career games. That's the longest active streak to start a career since Pit. head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers were .500 or better for each of his first 34 games (2007-2009).
  • Harbaugh improved his record to 5-1 vs. the NFC North as a head coach.
  • The 49ers defeated the same team on consecutive opening days for the first time since they beat the Saints at NO (9/3/95) and vs. NO (9/1/96).
  • The 49ers have won three consecutive season openers for the first time since 2001-03 (2001 - W vs. Atl.; 2002 - W at NYG; 2003 - W Chi.).
  • The 49ers have won three consecutive games, including the playoffs, against GB for the first time since 10/18/81-12/06/87.
  • The 49ers improved their opening day record at Candlestick Park to 10-4.
  • The 49ers improved their record to 16-4 under head coach Jim Harbaugh when scoring first.

Moving the Chains Through the Air

  • The 49ers registered 17 passing first downs vs. GB, the most by the team since 10/10/10 vs. Phi. (18).

Kaptain America:

  • QB Colin Kaepernick set the 49ers franchise record for most passing yards in a season opener as he completed 27 of 39 atts. for 412 yds., 3 TDs and a QB rating of 129.4. The previous mark was set by QB Steve Young, who threw for 363 yds. vs. NYJ (9/6/98).
  • Kaepernick's 412 passing yds. are the 11th most in a single-game in franchise history. He is the first to surpass the 400-yd. passing mark since QB Tim Rattay [417 yds. vs. Arz. (10/10/04)].

Anquan Tops 200

  • WR Anquan Boldin hauled in 13 recepts. for 208 yds. and 1 TD. There have been only three 10+ catch, 200+ yd. receiving performances on Kickoff Weekend in NFL history and Boldin has two of them. In his NFL debut with the Arizona Cardinals, Boldin had 10 recepts. for 217 yds. and 2 TDs at Det. (9/7/03). The only other player with such a game on Kickoff Weekend is Dallas' Frank Clarke, who had 10 recepts. for 241 yds. and 3 TDs on 9/16/62.
  • Boldin's 208 rec. yds. set the 49ers franchise record for most rec. yds. on opening day. The previous mark of 169 rec. yds. was held by WR Jerry Rice vs. LA (9/5/94).
  • Boldin is the first 49er to register at least 10 recepts. in a game since TE Vernon Davis notched 10 recepts. for 102 yds. vs. Ten. (11/8/09).
  • Boldin's 208 rec. yds. are the 2nd-most in a single-game in his career and his 13 recepts. are t-2nd most in a single game.

Anquan Boldin Most Single-Game Rec. Yds.

Anquan Boldin Most Single-Game Recepts.



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Davis Finds the End Zone:

  • TE Vernon Davis registered his 5th career multi-TD game, as he hauled in 6 recepts. for 98 yds. and 2 TDs. It's Davis first mulit-TD game since 9/16/12 vs. Det. (5 recepts. for 73 yds. and 2 TDs).
  • Davis' 6 TD recepts. vs. GB are the most by a tight end in NFL history, according to STATs, Inc.
  • Davis has tallied at least 1 TD recept. in all five regular season games against Green Bay.

Gore Scores Game Winner

  • RB Frank Gore notched his 52nd career rushing TD, securing the 49ers 4th qtr. come-from-behind win. Gore scored on a 1-yd. run to cap off a 5 play, 80-yd. drive.

Reid Snags His First

  • Rookie FS Eric Reid notched his first career INT off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Reid became the first 49ers rookie to intercept a pass on opening day since both DB Don Griffin and CB Tim McKyer each registered an INT at TB (9/7/86).

Sack You Very Much

  • With 1.5 sacks vs. GB, LB Aldon Smith moves into a tie with Vikings DE Jared Allen for the most sacks in the NFL since the start of the 2011 season with 35.0 sacks.

Knocking It Loose

  • LB NaVorro Bowman notched his 2nd-career FF, stripping the ball from Packers RB Eddie Lacy. The loose ball was scooped up by CB Tarell Brown, marking his first-career FR. The takeaway led to a 10-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick to WR Anquan Boldin.

Making Their Debut

  • CB Nnamdi Asomugha, WR Anquan Boldin, S Craig Dahl, DL Glenn Dorsey, K Phil Dawson, LB Corey Lemonier, LS Kevin McDermott, TE Vance McDonald, LB Nick Moody, WR Marlon Moore, WRQuinton Patton, S Eric Reid, LB Dan Skuta and S Bubba Ventrone all made their debut for the 49ers.