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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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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