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Week 6 Game Notes

Posted by Taylor Price on October 17, 2011 – 12:32 PM

The following Week 6 game notes were provided by the 49ers Public Relations department:

With the Win…

  • Head coach Jim Harbaugh became the 3rd 49ers head coach to win his first three road games.
  • Head Coach Jim Harbaugh became the 5th head coach in 49ers history to start 5-1.
  • San Francisco improved to 5-1 for the first time since 1998 and recorded their first four-game winning streak since 2001.
  • The 49ers won their first three road games for the first time since 1992.
  • The Niners won their 8th consecutive game over the Lions, the longest streak for the Niners vs. any opponent.

Pounding the Rock

  • The 49ers offense rushed for 203 yds. at Det. and 213 yds. last week vs. TB, marking the 1st time the team has rushed for over 200 yds. in back-to-back games since 1998 (12/6 at Car., 236 yds. and 12/14 vs. Det., 328 yds.).

Run Defense Continues Streak

  • The 49ers run defense has not allowed a 100-yd. rusher in the last 28 games, which marks the longest active streak in the NFL. The next closest team to not allow a 100-yd. rusher is New England (13).

Bringing ‘Em Down

  • LB Aldon Smith recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks on the day. His first sack occurred in the end zone for a safety in the 2nd qtr. The safety by Smith was the 1st for the 49ers since 12/7/03 vs. Arz. when Cardinals RB Marcel Ship recovered a fumble in the end zone and was tackled by LB Jeff Ulbrich. Smith posted his second sack in the 4th qtr., which also forced a fumble.
  • LB Ahmad Brooks netted his 2nd sack of the year and 16th of his career after pulling down Lions QB Matthew Stafford for a 7-yd. sack.
  • DT Justin Smith registered his 4th sack of the season and 68th of his career.
  • DT Ray McDonald recorded his 3.5 sack of the season and 8.5 of his career.

History Books

  • RB Frank Gore scored his 4th rushing TD of the season on a 1-yd. rush, the 39th of his career.
  • Gore’s TD marked the 1st time since 2009 that he scored a rushing TD in three consecutive games (11/1 at Ind., 11/8 vs. Ten. and 11/12 vs. Chi.).
  • On the scoring drive, Gore sprinted for a 55-yd. rush, the longest rushing play for the 49ers this season.
  • With 141 rushing yds. at Det., Gore has hit the century mark in 3 consecutive games for the 3rd time in his career.
  • With 15 rush atts. on the day, RB Frank Gore moved into 3rd place in franchise history with 1,480 rush. atts., surpassing RB Joe Perry – 1,475 atts.

Comeback Kid

  • QB Alex Smith has led the 49ers on three come from behind victories this season (at. Cin., at Phi. and at Det.).


  • WR Michael Crabtree hauled in 9 recepts. on the day, tying his career high (9 recepts. – 10/10/10 vs. Phi).

Golden Boot

  • K David Akers connected on a 55-yd. FG, which is tied for the 3rd longest FG in franchise history (Joe Nedney, 56 yds. at StL – 12/24/05, Mike Cofer, 56 yds. at Atl. – 10/14/90, David Akers, 55 yds. vs. Dal. – 9/18/11). The 55-yarder is his 2nd 55-yd. FG of the season, and ties for the 2nd longest of his career (57 yds. vs. NE – 9/14/03 and 55 yds. vs. Dal. – 9/18/11).
  • K David Akers’ 55-yd. FG is t-3rd longest FG in the NFL this season (Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski, 63 yds. and 55 yds., Packers K Mason Crosby, 56 yds. and Jaguars K Josh Scobee, 55 yds.).
  • The 55-yd. FG marks the 1st time in Akers’ career that he has made three, 50+ yd. FGs in a season.

Making His Debut

  • WR Brett Swain made his debut for the 49ers.

Extending Their Streaks

  • TE/LS Brian Jennings has now played in 182 consecutive games.
  • DT Justin Smith has now started 161 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 65 consecutive games, which ranks 3rd in the NFL among TE’s behind Tony Gonzalez (76) and Jason Witten (73).

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20 Responses to “Week 6 Game Notes”

  1. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Great Game I very PROUD!!!!!!!!!!
    high fives all around even the Coach

  2. By PAninersfan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    week 9 = 8 an 1 49ers. love goes out to the niners an the true fans. GOD BLESS!!!!!!

  3. By Frankie on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Couldnt have said it better myself! Big props to the niners. Now on to the browns

  4. By ninersfanfor30years on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Great game guys! So proud of you guys. Thanks for hanging around for a few minutes at the bus after the game and Thanks Frank for signing my 49ers t-shirt, it’s already hanging on the wall at home!

  5. By C. J. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Week 9 = 7 and 1 49ers, but I appreciate the enthusiasm.

  6. By cbking on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply


  7. By jerome on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    What impress me bout that game is they took out crowd early great job. And kept Calvin quit the whole game guess met his Optimus Prime in this game. Go NIners!!!

  8. By Gamebreaker76 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    what can I say my hat is off to you coach!!!! And loving it!!! Go niners!!!!

  9. By winsome49erfans on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    WAY TO GO 49ERS!! So far you’ve given ninernation a “DREAMSEASON!”

  10. By winsome49erfans on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    WAY TO GO 49ERS!!

  11. By PAninersfan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    lol. yh i did mess that up

  12. By legitballa on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    wouldn’t it be poetic justice for alex smith to meet aaron rodgers in the nfc championship game and walk out victorious!!!!!! i’m not sayin um just sayin!! #9er since 07/20/81

  13. By legitballa on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be poetic justice If Alex Smith met Aaron Rodgers in the nfc championship game and came out victorious!!!!!!! I’m not saying I’m just saying
    #9er since 07/20/81

  14. By John Gopher on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply


  15. By justin mann on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Have not had alot of niners game on fox here in Western Australia for a while, hopefully that will change now that we have a strong team again.

  16. By Doug on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Niners have won 8 straight games against the Lions, the longest…..

    Currently. Given our recent ineptitude, it’s not surprising that we don’t have many long current winning streaks against other clubs.

    Historically, the statement is false. We won 17 straight against the Rams in the 1990s.

  17. By JasonXFlash on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    17 Straight…Wow Must B NFL record. That must B more than 7 straigt yrs.
    Silent Of The Lambs. LOves It…..

    Aldon Smith @ his pace he’ll B R.O.Y.

  18. By b1glou on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    B1g win!!! Finally alex Smith is proving the critics wrong!!! But there is still room for improvement! Great job coach!!

  19. By sticky [from the bahamas] on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    great game ,was pulling for u guys from 76,and no turning back for me

  20. By Flying Fossil on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hello, all you young PuPs, I have been following the 49ers since 1947, started at Kezar Statium with Frankie Albert, Joe Perry, Leo the Lion Nomelliie, then Y.A.Title, John Brodie, had a lot of highs & lows thru the years, & they always came back, Candlestick Park and the J. Montana, & Steve Young. So keep the faith, it will happen again GO,NINERS

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