The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams square off on Monday Night Football to wrap up Week 6. This game marks the 49ers 71st appearance on Monday night, which is third behind the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys. The 49ers are 45-25 on MNF, with a 20-14 road record. They have won six straight MNF games, including wins last season at home against the Atlanta Falcons in December, and on the road at Washington in November. This marks the second longest streak in franchise history. The 49ers won 8 straight from 1989 to 1991.
Several 49ers players have had significant Monday Night Football success. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin has 710 yards and 9 touchdowns in 10 MNF games. His 9 touchdowns leads all active players, and he has scored in each of his past four MNF contests.
Colin Kaepernick has been the starting quarterback in the 49ers last three MNF appearances. In those games, he has thrown for a total of 675 yards, 6 TDs and 0 INTs with an overall passer rating of 126.8. If the 49ers win, he would become the first 49ers quarterback to helm the winning team in his first four such starts. If Kap throws for at least 155 yards, he will pass Elvis Grbac among 49ers quarterbacks in career MNF yards. Two touchdowns will move him up behind only Steve Young and Joe Montana for MNF passing touchdowns. Young is the franchise leader with 42, and Montana is second with 33.
Frank Gore can climb the ranks among MNF franchise rushing leaders. He is ninth in scoring, and a pair of touchdowns would move him to eighth ahead of former kicker Jeff Wilkins. He needs 11 carries to pass Garrison Hearst for second all time in rushing attempts. He needs 173 yards to pass Hearst for first in MNF rushing yards.
During the current 6-game MNF winning streak, the 49ers defense has held opponents to just 8.2 points per game. This ranks first in the NFL over that timespan. During this streak, the 49ers have outscored its opponents 164-49. The Falcons put up 24 points last December, and the 49ers held the previous five opponents to single digits.