The San Francisco 49ers PR team does a great job of putting together stats, notes, and nuggets on the team. The numbers range from this season and date back as far as 25 years ago. They do a good job tying it all together, so I thought I’d share some of those with you along with some other stats and analysis of my own.
Touchdowns are fun
The 49ers have registered 20 rushing touchdowns this season, ranking t1st in the NFL (Baltimore - 20). The last time the Niners finished a season with the most or tied for the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL was 1993 when the team ran for 26 touchdowns.
When the season started, there were questions on what to expect from Jimmy Garoppolo. Many outlets ranked him in the ‘20s for their quarterback rankings. Fast forward to December, and the questions haven’t gone anywhere, despite Garoppolo being fourth in the NFL in passing touchdowns. Jimmy G is fourth in passing touchdowns and 19th in passing attempts. Garoppolo is also ninth in adjusted yards per attempt, which generally has a strong correlation to winning/success, and is tied for the most fourth-quarter comebacks in the NFL. Not bad for a player coming off an ACL injury.
Nick Bosa has played his tail off every snap for the 49ers this season. His effort has been admirable. On the season, he earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice, NFC Defensive Player of the Month once, and Defensive Rookie of the Month once. He has great numbers, sure. Bosa has nine sacks, which is one behind Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Allen for the rookie lead. Bosa leads all rookies in quarterback hits with 22, and tackles for loss with 16. It will never get old talking about a player that plays as hard as Bosa does.
Circling back to touchdowns, the 49ers five defensive touchdowns are tied for the most in the NFL. The defense has returned three interceptions to the house, which is also tied for the league lead and the most by any team since 2010.
The 49ers are second in the NFL in total touchdowns with 53. That is the sixth-most all-time for a single-season in since 1990. Four touchdowns against Seattle on Sunday will mark the fourth-most touchdowns in team history since ‘90. San Francisco’s 453 points this season are second to the Ravens in the NFL and are the most by the team in a single-season since 1998.
What a win means
• The 49ers would finish the season 13-3, marking their best regular-season record since 2011 (13-3).
• The Niners would finish the season with a 5-1 record against the NFC West, scoring their best division record since 2013 (5-1).
• San Francisco would finish the season 7-1 on the road, which would be their best regular-season road record since 1992 (7-1 on the road).
• The 49ers would win the NFC West for the 20th time in franchise history and the first since 2012.
• San Francisco would be the top seed in the NFC Playoffs for the first time since 1997.
• The 49ers would win their first game at CenturyLink Field since 12/24/11 (W, 19-17).
• The Niners would finish the regular season with a 5-1 record in primetime games, including two wins on NBC’s Sunday Night Football [W, 37-8 vs. GB (11/24/19)]. The team’s five wins in primetime would be the most by the 49ers in a season since 2012 (5).
We never do a good enough job of sharing what players do in and for the community. On Thursday, the 49ers tight ends spent time with pediatric patients at a local children’s hospital.
Spreading holiday cheer to those who always cheer us on @49ers tight end @gkittle46 and his teammates spent time with pediatric patients at a local children's hospital and gifted them with #49ers goodie bags and @TeamNEGU JoyJars #49ersGiveBack pic.twitter.com/CJjtgn3wcq— 49ers Community (@49ersCommunity) December 26, 2019
The giving doesn’t stop there. The 49er’s tight ends are adopting two families and providing them with everything on their Christmas wish list, while the LBs have chosen to shop for foster youth in honor of LB Dre Greenlaw and his connection growing up in foster care.