From Elias Sports Bureau: Frank Gore’s scoring run against the Browns and a 49ers defense that did not permit a TD on the ground made the Niners the first NFL team in 91 years to score, but not allow, a rushing touchdown in each of its first seven games of a season. The Buffalo All-Americans did that in the NFL’s first season, but several of their games were played against non-NFL teams. In 1920, and only 1920, the NFL counted in its standings all games played by teams, even those against non-league opponents. The 49ers are now ranked first in rush defense and sixth in rush offense.
More Gore: The former Hurricane passed Roger Craig on the 49ers’ all-time rushing list. “It’s a blessing to have my name mentioned next to his,” Gore, who ran 31 times for 134 yards and a TD, said. “This last year, we got to be close. When I got hurt, he called me every day. He was telling me I was going to be all right, to keep working.” The Miami product became only the fourth (Larry Johnson, O.J. Simpson, Terrell Davis) player in NFL history to produce four consecutive contests of over 125 rushing yards and a touchdown since 1970.
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