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49ers Offense Sees Significant Production In Week 2 vs. Bengals

The San Francisco 49ers recorded back-to-back road wins to start the season for the first time since 1989 in their 41-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are some notes and stats from the 49ers Week 2 dominating win over the Bengals, presented by SAP.

Team Notes

  • The 49ers have won road games in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 13-14 of the 2017 season [W, 15-14 at Chicago Bears (12/3/17) & W, 26-16 at Houston Texans (12/10/17)].
  • San Francisco begins the season 2-0 for the first time since the 2012 season and the 19th time in franchise history.
  • The 49ers improved to 12-4 overall against the Bengals, including a 5-2 record on the road.
  • After defeating the Bengals, 41-17 at Cincinnati, the 49ers have won on the road by 24 or more points for the first time since Oct. 2013 at Jacksonville Jaguars (W, 42-10).

Offensive Notes

  • San Francisco's 41 points scored are the most by the team since Dec. 2017 against Jacksonville (44 points) and the most scored on the road by the 49ers since Oct. 2013 at Jacksonville (42 points).
  • San Francisco averaged 8.41 yards per play, the most by the team since Nov. 2016 against the New Orleans Saints (8.53 yards per play).
  • The 49ers offense rushed for 259 yards on the day, the most by the team since Dec. 2004 against the San Diego Chargers (355 rushing yards). It also marks the most rushing yards by the team on the road since Nov. 2010 at Arizona Cardinals (261 rushing yards).
  • San Francisco registered 13 rushing first downs, the most in a single game by the team since Sept. 2015 against the Minnesota Vikings (14 rushing first downs).
  • Through the first three quarters, the 49ers offense registered 513 total net yards of offense, the most by the team in quarters 1-3 since Oct. 1992 against the Atlanta Falcons (540 total net yards).
  • The 49ers offense finished with 572 total net yards of offense, the most by the team since Oct. 2012 against the Buffalo Bills (621 total net yards) and the fifth-most in franchise history.
  • San Francisco's offensive line kept quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo relatively clean, giving up zero sacks against the Bengals.
Table inside Article
Rank Date Opponent Total Net Yds Pass Yds Rushing Yds
1. 10/2/12 vs. Buf 621 310 311
2. 9/13/92 vs. Buf 598 439 159
3. 10/18/92 vs. Atl 590 399 191
4. 9/25/88 at Sea 580 341 239
5. 9/15/19 at Cin 572 313 259

Defensive Notes

  • San Francisco held the Bengals to 25 rushing yards on 19 carries (1.3 average), the fewest rushing yards allowed and lowest yards per carry allowed by the team since Nov. 2015 against the Atlanta Falcons [14 carries for 17 rushing yards (1.2 average)].
  • The 49ers defense intercepted Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton once on the day. Through the first two weeks of the season, the team has four interceptions, the most by the 49ers in Weeks 1-2 since the 1995 season (four interceptions).
  • San Francisco allowed the Bengals to score on only one of their three red zone trips.
  • San Francisco registered four sacks against Dalton, the most sacks in a game since Week 9 2018, against the Oakland Raiders (eight sacks)

Individual Notes

  • Garoppolo completed 17-of-25 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 131.2. His three touchdown passes tied a career high and were his most as a member of the 49ers (three touchdowns against Miami Sept. 2016)
  • Garoppolo's 131.2 passer rating was his highest as a member of the 49ers (minimum 25 attempts) and highest since Sept. 2016 against the Dolphins (135.4).

Matt Breida

  • Breida registered 12 carries for 121 yards (10.08 average). It marked his fourth career game with 100-plus rushing yards and the first since Nov. 2018 at Tampa Bay (106 yards).
  • Breida's 10.08 rushing average was the second-highest of his career (minimum 10 attempts) and the highest by a member of the 49ers since Breida averaged 12.55 per carry against the Detroit Lions Sept. 2018.

Raheem Mostert

  • Mostert registered his first career touchdown reception on a 39-yard pass from Garoppolo. His 39-yard reception is also the longest of his career.
  • Mostert also added 13 carries for 83 yards on the ground for a career-high 151 scrimmage yards.
  • Mostert is the first 49ers player with 150-plus scrimmage yards in a road game since Anquan Boldin in Week 17 of the 2013 season (Boldin: nine receptions, 149 receiving yards; one rush, 11 rushing yards).

Matt Breida + Raheem Mostert

  • Mostert and Breida are the 49ers first teammate duo with 130-plus scrimmage yards in a game since Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick in Week 16 of the 2014 season (Gore: 26 carries, 158 rush yards, one rush touchdown; Kaepernick: seven carries, 151 rush yards, one rush touchdown).
  • Mostert and Breida are the 49ers first teammate duo with 130-plus scrimmage yards in a win since Frank Gore and Antonio Bryant in Week 2 of the 2006 season. (Gore: 29 carries, 127 rush yards, one touchdown and two receptions, 10 receiving yards; Bryant: four receptions, 131 receiving yards, one touchdown).
  • Mostert and Breida are the first teammate running back duo with 130-plus scrimmage yards in a game since Saints' Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in Week 10 of the 2017 season. (Kamara: 12 carries, 106 rush yards, one touchdown and five receptions, 32 receiving yards; Ingram: 21 carries, 131 rush yards).
  • Registered 10 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns. His 2-yard and 4-yard touchdown runs were the first and second of his career.
  • Wilson Jr. became the first member of the 49ers to register two or more touchdowns in a single game since Carlos Hyde at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 2017 – two touchdowns).
  • Kittle registered three receptions for 54 yards. With 54 receiving yards on the day, he now has 2,000 career receiving yards in 33 career regular season games. He now ranks tied for third in NFL history as the fastest tight end to reach 2,000-plus career receiving yards.
Table inside Article
Rank Name Games
1. Mike Ditka 30
2t. Kellen Winslow Sr. 31
3t. George Kittle 33
Dave Kocourek 33
5. Rob Gronkowski 34

Marquise Goodwin

  • Garoppolo connected with Goodwin on a 38-yard touchdown reception. It marked Goodwin's first touchdown reception of the season and 13th of his career. He finished the game with three receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown.
  • Samuel registered five receptions for 87 yards and his first-career touchdown.
  • Samuel became just the second 49ers rookie with five receptions, 85-plus receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in a game in the last 10 seasons (Dante Pettis: five receptions, 129 receiving yards, two touchdowns in Week 13 of the 2018 season)

Kwon Alexander

  • Alexander intercepted Dalton, marking his first interception as a member of the 49ers, the seventh of his career and his first since 2017 as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Alexander's interception led to a Robbie Gould 33-yard field goal.
  • On the first play of the game, Armstead brought down Dalton for an 8-yard loss.
  • Armstead now has 2.0 sacks on the season and has registered at least 1.0 sack in back-to-back games for the second time in his career.

DeForest Buckner

  • Buckner brought down Dalton for a 6-yard loss, his first sack of the season. He now has 22.0 sacks for his career.

Ronald Blair III

  • Blair sacked Dalton for a 5-yard loss and now has 11.5 sacks for his career.

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