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The Top 17 Streaks in San Francisco 49ers History

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It's been all the rage on social media this morning.

So with that in mind, Tuesday's Niners Daily looks at 17 famous streaks accomplished by the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Longest Win Streak

The 49ers won 18 games in a row from 1989-90. It began with a 34-24 home victory over the New York Giants on Nov. 27 of the '89 season and ended with a loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 25 of the following year.

2. Most Consecutive Road Games Won

San Francisco won 18 road games consecutive from 1988-90. The mark still stands as the best streak of its kind in NFL history.

3. Most Consecutive Games with a Reception

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice caught a pass in 274 straight games. Say what? The legendary receiver, also known by many as "The G.O.A.T.," began his streak as a rookie with the 49ers in '85. The every-game-with-a-catch routine lasted until a Sept. 19 win as a member of the Oakland Raiders in '04. Rice suited up in a 49ers uniform in 225 of the 274 games.

4. Longest Consecutive Playoff Appearance Streak

The 49ers appeared in the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons from 1983-90. During the successful run, the franchise won three Super Bowls and lost two NFC Championship games, two NFC Divisional playoff games and one Wild Card matchup. The eight-year postseason run is tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Rams as the second-longest streak in league history. Only the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts have done better by making nine straight playoff appearances.

5. Most Consecutive Playoff Wins

The 49ers won seven consecutive playoff games from 1988-90. San Francisco outscored its opponents 236 to 64 in those games. Yes, that was not a typo.

6. Longest Streak of 10-plus Win Seasons

The 49ers won 10 or more games in 16 consecutive seasons from 1983-98. It's the longest streak of its kind in NFL history.

7. Most Consecutive 1,000-yard Rushing Seasons

Free-agent-to-be Frank Gore broke his own franchise record by securing his fifth-straight 1,000-yard rushing season in '14. Gore previously reached the 1,000-yard plateau in a four-year run from 2006-09.

8. Most Consecutive 100-yard Rushing Games

Gore, once again, owns another major 49ers rushing record. The franchise's leader in nearly every rushing category also owns the mark for most 100-yard rushing games in a row. Gore picked up five 100-yard games in a five-game winning streak during the '11 season.

9. Most Consecutive Games Played in 49ers History

Tenured long snapper Brian Jennings (2000-12) and offensive tackle Len Rohde (1960-74), two proud members of the franchise's 10-year Club, both share the 49ers record for 208 consecutive games played.

10. Most Consecutive Games with a Rushing Touchdown

Hall of Fame 49ers running back Joe "The Jet" Perry holds the franchise record with seven straight games with a rushing touchdown from Nov. 22, 1953 against the Green Bay Packers to Oct. 10, 1954 against the Packers.

Sixty years ago, San Francisco's talented and aptly-nicknamed backfield came to be, comprising four Hall of Famers: Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry, Y.A. Tittle and John Henry Johnson.

11. Most Consecutive Playoff Games with a Reception

Rice set a league record by catching a pass in 28 straight playoff games from 1985-02.

12. Most Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Reception

"The G.O.A.T" caught a touchdown pass in 13 straight games from 1986-87.

13. Most Consecutive Seasons with Nine or more Touchdowns

Rice caught nine or more touchdown passes from 1986-96. No other NFL wideout has been able to accomplish the feat or come close to it.

14. Most Consecutive Seasons Leading NFL in QB Rating

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young led the league in passer rating from 1991-94.

15. Most Consecutive 300-yard Passing Games

Young, the left-handed 49ers signal-caller, set an NFL record with six consecutive 300-yard passing games in '98. St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner and Oakland Raiders passer Rich Gannon both equaled the mark in 2000.

16. Longest Starting Streak on Current 49ers

Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea has the longest streak of consecutive starts on the current roster. He's made 112 starts in a row dating back to his '07 season with the Colts.  


  1. Most Games without Allowing a 100-yard Runner**

The 49ers feared defensive front kept opposing runners at bay for an impressive 36-game run from 2009-11. Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended the streak with a 107-yard outing in a home loss to San Francisco. Lynch also scored the first rushing touchdown allowed by the 49ers, who finished the regular season allowing just three rushing scores.

Do you have a favorite streak in 49ers history? Let us know in the comments section of this post.

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