San Francisco at Cincinnati NFL Capsule Week 3

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-1)

SERIES

49ERS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 8-3  
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 0-0 Lewis: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 27-24 (OT) vs. Cowboys L 24-22 at Broncos
LAST GAME 12/15/07: Bengals 13 at 49ers 20. San Francisco K Joe Nedney converts 2 FGs & QB Shaun Hill completes 17-yard TD pass TE to Vernon Davis.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/03: Bengals 41, 49ers 38. San Francisco QB Jeff Garcia throws for 344 yards & 2 TDs. Cincinnati RB Rudi Johnson has 174 yards  & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (SF), 149 (Cin.). XM: 232 (Cin.).

STATS

PASSING Ale. Smith: 31-44-303-2-1-95.2 Dalton (R): 37-56-413-3-0-105.7 (3C)
RUSHING Gore: 42-106-2.5-1 Benson: 41-180-4.4-1
RECEIVING V. Davis: 7-65-9.3-0 Green (R): 11-165-15.0-2
OFFENSE 207.5 338.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (T3L) +3 (T3C)
DEFENSE 345.5 301.5
SACKS 3 tied: 2 4 tied: 1
INTs Brock: 2 (T1L) M. Johnson: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Lee: 57.3 (1L) Huber: 45.2
KICKING Akers: 21 (T2L) (6/6 PAT; 5/5 FG) Nugent: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: Have 0 fumble giveaways, tied for NFL lead. QB ALEX SMITH ranks 2nd in NFC with 70.5 comp. pct. (31 of 44). Has 18 TD passes in past 11 vs. AFC…RB FRANK GORE rushed for 138 yards in only meeting. In past 6 vs. AFC, has 758 scrimmage yards (126.3 per game; 517 rush, 241 rec.) & 4 TDs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 100+ rush yards. Since start of 2006, Gore ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,100 scrimmage yards (5,912 rush, 2,188 rec.). Had rush TD last week…Since start of 2009, TE VERNON DAVIS has 20 TDs, most among NFL TEs. In that time, Davis (1,944) has 2nd most rec. yards by NFC TE. Had 17-yard TD in last meeting. TE DELANIE WALKER had 29-yard TD last week. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS has 5 rec. TDs vs. Cin., his 2nd most vs. opp. (6, Mia.). WR-KR-PR TED GINN JR. ranks 2nd in NFL with 44 KR avg. Had 7 catches for 53 yards & TD in only game vs. Cin. (12/30/07 with Mia.)…DE JUSTIN SMITH was 1st round pick (No. 4 overall) by Cin. in 2001. Spent 7 years with Bengals, playing 111 games & registering 43.5 sacks. Has started 157 consecutive games. LB PATRICK WILLIS led team in tackles in last meeting. CB TREMAINE BROCK aims for 3rd in row with INT…BENGALSAim for 3rd consecutive win at home against 49ers…Rookie QB ANDY DALTON (2nd round, No. 35) seeks 3rd straight game with 100+ passer rating (102.4, 107)…Since ’09, RB CEDRIC BENSON averages 97.6 rush yards per game at home (1,465 total in 15 games)…Rookie WR A.J. GREEN (1st round, No. 4) had career-best with 10 rec. for 124 yards (12.4 avg.) with TD last week. This was 1st time in NFL history that rookie teammates (Dalton-Green) combined for 10 completions in one game. Green aims for 3rd straight game with TD rec. WR JEROME SIMPSON had career-high 136 receiving yards last week, incl. career-long 84-yard rec. Simpson has 3 games with 100+ receiving yards in past 5 starts (124, 123, 136)…DT GENO ATKINS & LB MICHAEL JOHNSON each registered 1st sack of season last week…LB THOMAS HOWARD leads team with 16 tackles this season.


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