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49ers-Chiefs final score: A win, and 2 penalties for 10 yards is a good day

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The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up a bit win on Sunday, improving to 3-2 as they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17. The 49ers will head off to face the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football next week. We'll have plenty on that game, but here is a look at some stats and notable numbers from the Week 5 win.

My favorite stat from the day was that the 49ers only had 2 penalties for 10 yards. They were with a crew that has not called a lot of penalties to date, but even still, it was good to see the 49ers clean things up a bit.

With the Win...

  • The 49ers improved to 21-5-1 at home in the regular season under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • The 49ers improved to 7-5 against the Kansas City Chiefs all-time, including five consecutive victories at home.
  • The 49ers improved to 1-0 against the Kansas City Chiefs under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • The 49ers improved to 1-0 against the AFC West since 2011.
  • The 49ers improved to 11-2 vs. the AFC since 2011. Their .846 winning pct. vs. non-conference opponents over that timespan is the highest in the NFL.
  • The 49ers improved to 13-0 when RB Frank Gore rushes for 100 or more yds. under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • The 49ers improved to 17-1 when QB Colin Kaepernick records a passer rating of 90.0 or higher.

Hold It Tight

  • The 49ers offense did not commit a turnover against the Chiefs, marking the 3rd game this season in which the team hasn't committed a turnover [at Dal. (9/7) and at Arz. (9/21)]. The +1 turnover differential on the day marked the 4th game this season in which the team has won the turnover battle [+4 at Dal. (9/7); +1 at Arz. (9/21); +3 vs. Phi. (9/28)].
  • The 49ers improved to 30-4-1 under head coach Jim Harbaugh, and 3-1 this season, when winning the turnover battle.

Through the Uprights

  • K Phil Dawson connected on all 5 FG atts., hitting from 31 yds., 55 yds., 52 yds., 27 yds. and 30 yds. His 55-yd. FG marked the longest FG by Dawson this season and is tied for the 3rd longest made FG of his career [56 - at Arz. (12/29/13) and at Buf. (11/17/08); 55 - at NO (11/17/13)].
  • Dawson's 5 made FGs are tied for the 2nd most he's made in a single game in his career [6 of 6 at SD (11/5/06); 5 of 5 at Hou. (1/2/05); 5 of 5 at Buf. (11/17/08); 5 of 5 vs. Bal. (11/4/12)].
  • It marked the 4th time in his career Dawson has made two or more FGs of 50+ yds. in a game and the first time since 2012, as a member of the Cleveland Browns [at Bal. (9/27/12) - 51, 50 and 52; at Hou. (11/6/11) - 50 and 51; vs. Sea. (10/23/11) - 52 and 53].
  • It marked the 2nd time in Dawson's career that he made 4-or-more FGs in consecutive games after making 4 of 4 last week vs. Phi. [4 of 4 vs. Sea. (12/8/13) and 4 of 4 at TB (12/15/13)].

There Will Be Gore

  • RB Frank Gore had 18 carries for 107 yds., to move him past RB Ottis Anderson with the 26th most rushing yds. in NFL history.

Most Career Rushing Yards, NFL History




Tiki Barber



Eddie George



Frank Gore



Ottis Anderson



Adrian Peterson


  • Gore tallied his 37th career game with 100 or more rushing yds., the 2nd most among all active players in the NFL.

Most Games With 100+ Rushing Yards





Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings



Frank Gore

San Francisco 49ers



Chris Johnson

Tennessee Titans/New York Jets



Steven Jackson

St. Louis Rams/Atlanta Falcons



Arian Foster

Houston Texans


  • Gore rushed for 100-or-more yds. in consecutive weeks [119 yds. vs. Phi. (9/28/14)] for the first time since registering five consecutive 100-yd. games in 2011 [10/2/11-11/6/11].

Consistency Counts

  • QB Colin Kaepernick completed 14 of 26 pass atts. for 201 yds., 1 TD and a  passer rating of 90.2. He has now thrown at least one TD pass in 12 straight games, the 3rd longest streak by a quarterback in franchise history. [Steve Young - 17: (10/9/94 - 10/15/95); Jeff Garcia - 15: (12/3/00 - 12/2/01); John Brodie - 13: (12/29/70 - 11/14/71)].

The Length Of The Field

  • QB Colin Kaepernick's 9-yd. TD pass to WR Stevie Johnson capped off a 13-play, 93-yd. drive. This marked the longest TD drive by the 49ers since 11/19/12 vs. Chi. (8-play, 96 yds. - 14-yd. TD run by RB Kendall Hunter).

Back To Back

  • WR Stevie Johnson caught a 9-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick, his 2nd consecutive game with a TD reception It marked the first time he caught a TD in back-to-back games since vs. NE (9/9/13) and vs. Car. (9/16/13), as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

Sealing The Deal

  • CB Perrish Cox registered an INT of Chiefs QB Alex Smith with 2:00 remaining in the game to seal the win for the 49ers. It marked his 3rd INT of the season and his 2nd consecutive game with a victory-sealing INT on the opponent's final possession.

Knock It Out

  • DT Justin Smith registered his 2nd FF of the season and 10th of his career, stripping the ball from Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.

Sneak Attack

  • The 49ers converted on 4th down by running a fake punt, which was a direct snap to S Craig Dahl. Dahl rushed for 3 yds. to pick up the first down. It marked his first career carry and eventually led to a 27-yd. FG by K Phil Dawson.