9 Game Notes from 49ers in Week 9

The San Francisco 49ers did something on Sunday for the first time ever in the franchise's proud 70-year history.

What was it?

Check out these game notes from a 41-23 home loss to the New Orleans Saints, courtesy of the 49ers communications department.4 x 75

-- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, WR Quinton Patton (6 receptions for 106 yards), TE Garrett Celek (3 receptions for 84 yards and 1 TD), RB DuJuan Harris (5 receptions for 83 yards and 1 TD) and TE Garrett Celek (4 receptions for 76 yards) combined to mark the first time in franchise history that the team had four players with 75 receiving yards or more in a single game.First Since 1997

-- McDonald notched 3 receptions for 84 yards and 1 TD. His 65-yard TD reception marked his second TD of 65 yards or more this season [75-yard TD reception at Carolina. (9/18/16)]. McDonald is only the fourth TE since the merger in 1970, and the first since 1997, to register two TD receptions of 65 yards or more in the same season.

Tight Ends With Two 65 Yards-Or-More TD Receptions In Same Season

Player

Team

Date

Opp.

Yds.

Date

Opp.

Yds.

Vance McDonald

SF

9/18/16

at Car.

75t

11/6/16

vs. NO

65t

Shannon Sharpe

Den.

9/28/97

at Atl.

65t

12/21/97

vs. SD

68t

Rodney Holman

Cin.

11/13/89

at Hou.

73t

12/25/89

at Min.

65t

Rich Caster

NYJ

9/24/72

at Bal.

79t

9/24/72

at Bal.

80t

Patton's 106--Patton registered new career highs of 6 receptions for 106 yards, marking the first 100-yard receiving game of his NFL career.Harris' 142 and 47

-- Making his first start of the season, RB DuJuan Harris rushed for 59 yards on 10 carries while adding five receptions for 83 yards and 1 TD. Harris' 142 total yards from scrimmage were the second most in his career [153 yards from scrimmage (67 yards rushing, 86 receiving yards) vs. StL (1/3/16)].

-- In the second quarter, Harris caught a 47-yard TD from Kaepernick, the longest reception of his career and his first career receiving TD.

Kap's 286 and 398

-- In the first half, Kaepernick completed 14 of 18 attempts for 286 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT and a QB rating of 132.6. His 286 yards are the most in any half of his career.

Colin Kaepernick Most Passing Yards In A Half

Date

Opp.

Half

Comps.

Atts.

Yds.

TDs

INTs

QB Rating

11/6/16

vs. NO

1st

14

18

286

2

1

132.6

9/20/15

at Pit.

2nd

22

31

274

2

0

119.6

9/8/13

vs. GB

2nd

13

18

235

1

0

132.9

11/18/15

vs. Bal

1st

12

19

225

1

0

121.6

10/13/13

vs. Arz.

1st

12

22

216

2

1

99.8


-- Kaepernick's 286 passing yards in the first half were the most in the first half by the 49ers since 9/21/97 vs. Atl. (QB Steve Young – 14 of 19 for 287 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a QB rating of 150.7). His 286 passing yards in the first half also marks the most in any half by the 49ers since 12/5/99 at Cin. (QB Jeff Garcia – 21 of 31 for 307 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a QB rating of 132.1 in the second half).

-- On the day, Kaepernick completed 24 of 39 attempts for 398 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT and a QB rating of 102.3, marking his sixth career 300-yard passing game and first since 10/18/15 vs. Bal. (340 yards.).

-- Kaepernick's 398 yards passing were the second most passing yards in his career [412 passing yards vs. GB [9/8/13)]Kap 2K

-- Kaepernick rushed for 23 yards five carries. He now has 2,005 career rushing yards, becoming the second QB in franchise history (QB Steve Young – 3,581 yards), and the 15th player, to rush for over 2,000 yards as a member of the 49ers.Offense Goes for 486

-- The 49ers offense amassed 486 net yards (93 rushing, 393 passing), marking the most net yards since 9/8/13 vs. GB [494 net yards (90 rushing, 404 passing)].

View images from the Week 9 game between San Francisco and New Orleans.

Dawson 3-for-3

-- K Phil Dawson converted 3 of 3 FG [49, 48, 46] and 2 of 2 XPA for a total of 11 points. It marked the first time Dawson hit three FGs of 45-yards-or-longer in same game since 9/27/12 at Bal. [3 for 3 (51, 50, 52)].

'Shep' Emerges -- CB JaCorey Shepherd had 3 KORs for 104 yards  (34.7 avg.). His 34.7-yard avg. on KORs is the highest average by a member of 49ers (min. 3 KORs) since 9/11/11 [WR Ted. Ginn Jr. – 4 KORs for 176 yards (44.0 avg.) and 1 TD].

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