After any game, it's always good practice to sift through the box score to find the statistics that tell the story of the game.
The San Francisco 49ers 20-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 provided plenty of noteworthy numbers, many of which are laid out below.
0 – touchdowns allowed by the 49ers defense.
1 – third-down conversion allowed by the 49ers defense. The Vikings were 1-9 (11%) on third downs. Minnesota was also 0-2 on fourth-down attempts.
1 – trip to the red zone for the Vikings offense. The 49ers held Minnesota to a field goal on that drive.
2 – rushing touchdowns from Pierre Garçon. The second-year 'back scored from 10 yards out in the second quarter and added a 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
5 – sacks by the 49ers defense
5 – different 49ers defenders to record a sack: NaVorro Bowman, Aaron Lynch, Jaquiski Tartt, Garrett Celek and Antoine Bethea.
5 – wins for Colin Kaepernick on "Monday Night Football." The quarterback is a perfect 5-0 on Monday nights.
5 – consecutive Week 1 wins for the 49ers. This stretch marks only the second time the 49ers have held such a streak in franchise history (1992-96).
7 – consecutive games won by the 49ers on "Monday Night Football."
18 – players who made their 49ers debut: CB Kenneth Acker, DL Arik Armstead, TE Blake Bell, LB Nick Bellore,OL Trent Brown, RB Reggie Bush, RB Mike Davis, OL Jordan Devey, C Nick Easton, LB Eli Harold, RB Jarryd Hayne, OL Erik Pears, P Bradley Pinion, CB Keith Reaser, OL Ian Silberman, LB Shayne Skov, WR Torrey Smith and S Jaquiski Tartt all made their first appearance with the team.
23 – wins for the 49ers against the Vikings, who now lead the all-time series 23-22-1 between the two clubs. It was also San Francisco's first win against Minnesota since 2006.
25 – first downs for the 49ers offense. The Vikings only had 17 first downs.
31 – rushing yards for Adrian Peterson. In four games against Peterson, the 49ers have limited him to 3, 14, 86 and now 31 rushing yards.
33:02– was the time of possession for the 49ers offense against the Vikings.
47 – wins for the 49ers on "Monday Night Football," more than any other team in NFL history.
56 – snaps (100%) played by Acker, Eric Reid, Bethea and Tramaine Brock.
73 – snaps (100%) played by the 49ers entire starting offensive line (Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Marcus Martin, Devey and Pears) as well as Kaepernick.
168 – rushing yards for Hyde, who ran for more yards than any other NFL running back in Week 1. The total is also the most for any 49ers running back in his first start since 1970.
230 – rushing yards for the 49ers, a franchise record in Week 1. By comparison, the 49ers held the Vikings to just 71 yards on the ground.
944 – career receptions for Anquan Boldin. His fourth reception against the Vikings passed Derrick Mason to move into 14th place on the NFL's all-time receptions list. Next up is Andre Reed at 951 catches.
Huge shoutout to the 49ers PR staff for finding some of these notable numbers.