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Week 13 Game Notes

Posted by Alex Espinoza on December 3, 2012 – 3:36 PM


The 49ers fell to 8-3-1 after Sunday’s 16-13 overtime loss at St. Louis on Sunday afternoon. 49ers Public Relations presents the following game notes from the Week 12 matchup.

Sacking History:

  • LB Aldon Smith tied the 49ers single-season sack record, bringing down Rams QB Sam Bradford, giving him 17.5 sacks on the season.
49ers Single Season Sack Leaders
Player Year Sacks
1t. Aldon Smith 2012 17.5
Fred Dean 1983 17.5
3 Tim Harris 1992 17.0
4 Charles Haley 1990 16.0
5t. Chris Doleman 1998 15.0
Dana Stubblefield 1997 15.0
  • Smith now has 31.5 career sacks. He surpassed Hall of Fame DE Reggie White (31.0) for the most sacks by a player in the first two years in NFL history.
Most Sacks In First Two NFL Seasons
Player Years Sacks
1 Aldon Smith 2011-12 31.5
2 Reggie White 1985-86 31.0
3 Derrick Thomas 1989-90 30.0
4 Shawne Merriman 2005-06 27.0
5 Jevon Kearse 1999-00 26.0
  • Smith leads the NFL this season with 17.5 sacks.

Justin Tallies Another:

  • DT Justin Smith sacked Rams QB Sam Bradford, giving him 3.0 sacks on the season and 75.5 sacks in his career. Since joining the 49ers in 2008, Smith has tallied 32.0 sacks, ranking t-6th in franchise history (DE Andre Carter).

Gore Closes In On Rushing Touchdown Record:

  • RB Frank Gore rushed for 58 yds. and 1 TD on 23 carries. Gore’s 1-yd. TD run marked his 6th rushing TD of the season and 49th of his career. He trails just RB Joe Perry (50) and RB Roger Craig (50) for the most rushing TDs in franchise history.
Most Rushing TDs in 49ers History
Rank Player TDs
1t. Roger Craig 50
Joe Perry 50
3. Frank Gore 49
4. Ken Willard 45
5t. J.D. Smith 37
Steve Young 37
  • Gore now has 59 career TDs (49 rushing; 10 receiving), ranking t-5th in franchise history for the most career TDs.
Most TDs in 49ers History
Rank Player TDs
1. Jerry Rice 187
2. Terrell Owens 83
3. Roger Craig 66
4. Ken Willard 61
5t. Frank Gore 59
Gene Washington 59

Crab Tops Century Mark:

  • WR Michael Crabtree tallied 7 recepts. for 101 yds., marking his 2nd 100-yd. game of the season and 5th of his career.

Kap Rushes For Career High:

  • QB Colin Kaepernick rushed for 84 yds. on 9 carries. His 84 yds. rushing are the most by a 49ers quarterback since Steve Young rushed for 102 yds. vs. NO (12/23/90).

Vernon Reaches 100:

  • TE Vernon Davis played in his 100th NFL game.

Making His Debut:

  • LB Michael Wilhoite made his NFL debut.

Extending Their Streaks:

  • TE/LS Brian Jennings has now played in 204 consecutive games.
  • DT Justin Smith has now started 183 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season in 2001. Smith’s consecutive start streak ranks 3rd among all NFL players, behind Ronde Barber (211) and London Fletcher (194)
  • TE Vernon Davis has now started 87 consecutive games, which ranks 3rd in the NFL among TEs behind Tony Gonzalez (98) and Jason Witten (94).
  • C Jonathan Goodwin has now started 66 consecutive games, the 5th most among centers.
  • K David Akers has now played in 117 consecutive NFL games, the 3rd most in the NFL among kickers.
  • P Andy Lee played has played in 140 consecutive NFL games, 3rd most among NFL punters.

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16 Responses to “Week 13 Game Notes”

  1. By Mark Van Proyen on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know how many total yards (rushing and receiving) Frank Gore needs to pull ahead of Roger Craig–I think that Gore has something like 11500 and Craig had 13000, but I could be wrong.

  2. By Sam on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    For my insight on Kaepernick go to the website

  3. By Hermie on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Frank has already gone by Craig in rushing yards and is about 1200yds receiving away. Such a great accomplishment. Roger was one of my favorite as is Frank. He is the current day picture of a 49er!! Around 8500 yds rushing for Gore right now…Craig had around 5700. A couple years behind Mark!!

  4. By Montana2Rice4Ever on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s some insight….. Give Alex his job back, Jim. Just do it.

  5. By Douglas Ort on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not “Alex’s job”. It’s the team’s job.

  6. By trob on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    We should of won if they wouldn’t of called a safety because the ball obviously went over the line of scrimmage….why would they not review that? I just feel bad for alex went he did nothing wrong but go a concussion…

  7. By fan on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Because you can’t challenge a penalty. Therefore, there is nothing on the play that could be challenged.

  8. By BD on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Douglas Ort, Well said. Okay, give the “Team’s Job” back to Alex.

  9. By BD on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    In a perfect world I would like to see both QB’s start. Anyone, have any bright ideas on how to make this happen? For now, Thanks Kaep but let Alex get back in to lead us to a championship.

  10. By Humble Gold on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Right now, Coach Harbaugh has lost something very valuable.
    I believe EGO is now ruling plans. When fans are backing off, its big trouble.
    SF decision making is questionable, and nothing comes.. before intelligence.
    My prediction is barely making Playoffs, No Chance for the Big Price..No Way.
    Carma is gonna get You.

  11. By Greg on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Switching QBs as Harbaugh did (based only on an injury and not for performance) sends a bad message internally to the clubhouse, to the existing starting QB, to fans, and can be a bad beginning of a trend that can spread League-wide to other organizations and coaches to employ. Coaches then could tell their injury-recovered starting player that lost their starting job only to injury, “I am Harbaughing you. Now stay on the bench and remain healthy for the rest of the season.” It’s a bad precedent, and it shows no loyalty to successful players momentarily sidelined by injury.

  12. By Randy K. on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Time to uncork La Micheal James in a few choice sets. We don’t have the capability to run wide without Kendall. I don’t expect him to do be asked to that much, but I don’t think it unreasonable to at this point, have that threat. He is not an every down back lest he end up like Javed Best he is too light. But to be utilized as a slot receiver and a running back in given packages is his best use. The biggest question is; can he pick up a blitzing NFL linebacker?

  13. By Hermie on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    I still believe something, at least in-part, was sent down from the top…Ala, “Jim, let’s see what the kid can do before Alex’s 8.5 million comes due. We need to find out if he can play!!”

    If Kaep would not have looked good in these games, he still had a fall-back position in going with Alex. But, Kaep has looked alright, so he figures to go with him against a weaker team in Miami at home.

    Just thinking!!

  14. By Apocalypto on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    what is the league stance on 2 concussions in a season & how far apart they can/may be?…what would it mean to Alex Smith’s career & family or well being in itself? I know what happen to Steve Young! I guess if your just a fan you can afford to just throw him out there.! who will xplain or accept the responsibity of the consequences?but then again it is in letigation already.I hope they can suceed without hav’g to answer any of those serious questions! Better to err on the side of safety…good call 49ers!!!! P.S. plea to coach,Open up the play book!

  15. By Apocalypto on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    P.S.S. How many teams can claim that if their starter goes down in the playoffs or even the week or two before the playoffs can say the next guy in line has real game speed experience.

  16. By J on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    The Niners need to Blow OUT the FISH this weekend! No holding back!

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