The 49ers emerged victorious in their first road contest of the year, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 13-8 on Sunday. 49ers.com presents the following notes from the Week 3 matchup.
With the Win…
- With a win at Cincinnati, head coach Jim Harbaugh becomes the 3rd 49ers head coach to win his 1st road game, joining Monte Clark and George Seifert.
- The Niners improved their overall series record vs. Cincinnati to 11-3, including a record of 4-2 on the road.
- The 49ers beat a team from the AFC North division for the 1st time since beating the Bengals 20-13 at Candlestick Park (12/15/07).
- The 49ers won for the 1st time at Cincinnati since 12/9/90, when they defeated the Bengals 20-17 in overtime.
- K David Akers made his 300th career field goal on a 23-yarder in the 3rd quarter, ranking him 6th among active players for career field goals made.
Hitting the Century Mark
- TE Vernon Davis recorded his 6th career 100-yd game (last at GB – 12/5/10 – 126 yds.), finishing the day with 8 recepts. for 114 yds.
- Davis’ 114 rec. yds. are the most by a TE in 2011.
- CB Carlos Rogers picked off Bengals QB Andy Dalton, marking his 1st INT as a 49er and 1st since 12/26/10 at Jax.
- S Reggie Smith sealed the victory for the 49ers after intercepting Dalton with 1:45 left on the game clock. The pick for Smith was his 1st since 12/12/10 vs. Sea.
Bringing the Heat
- LB Ahmad Brooks sacked Bengals QB Andy Dalton for an 8-yd. loss in the 2nd quarter. The sack was Brooks’ 1st sack of the season and 14th of his career.
- RB Kendall Hunter notched his first career TD on a 7-yd. run late in the 4th qtr. to give the 49ers a 10-6 lead. He finished the day with 9 carries for 26 yds. a 1 TD.
- Hunter also recorded the 1st recept. of his career, finishing the day with 2 recepts. for 12 yds.
- FB Bruce Miller made his 1st career start.
- On the 1st play from scrimmage for Miller, he hauled in an 11-yd. recept, also the 1st of his career.
Stopping Them in Their Tracks
- The 49ers defense held the Bengals offense to just one 3rd down conversion on the day (1-10, 10%), marking the lowest 3rd down conversion percentage allowed since 12/7/08 vs. NYJ (1-10, 10%).
- According to Statspass, the one 3rd down conversion allowed ties for the fewest 3rd down conversions allowed by the team since 1991 (11 times, last 12/14/08 at Mia. – 1 for 7).
Run Defense Continues Streak
- The 49ers run defense has not allowed a 100-yd. rusher in the last 25 games, which marks the longest active streak in the NFL. The next closest team to not allow a 100-yd. rusher is Chicago (11).
Extending Their Streaks
- TE/LS Brian Jennings has now played in 179 consecutive games.
- DT Justin Smith has now started 158 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season in 2001. Smith’s consecutive start streak ranks 3rd among defensive players and 5th among all NFL players.
- TE Vernon Davis has now started 62 consecutive games, which ranks 3rd in the NFL among TE’s behind Tony Gonzalez (72) and Jason Witten (69).
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