Bills at 49’ers Week Five Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (2-2) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-1)

SERIES

BILLS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 5-5  
STREAKS   3 of past 4 at home
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 0-0 Harbaugh: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 52-28 vs. Patriots W 34-0 at Jets
LAST GAME 11/30/08: 49ers 10 at Bills 3. San Francisco QB Shaun Hill connects with WR Isaac Bruce for lone TD of game as 49ers build 10-0 halftime lead.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/26/04: Bills 41, 49ers 7. Buffalo RB Willis McGahee (102 rushing yards, 2 TDs) & WR Lee Evans (92 receiving yards, 2 TDs) combine for 4 TDs in Bills win.
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 128 (Buf.), 94 (SF). XM: 227 (SF).

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 72-125-931-12 (1L)-7-89.8 Ale. Smith: 76-113-784-5-1-98.1 (3C)
RUSHING Spiller: 41-341-8.3-3 (T2C) Gore: 66-326-4.9-3 (T3C)
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 15-195-13.0-3 (T3C) Crabtree: 21-198-9.4-0
OFFENSE 387.7 346.3
TAKE/GIVE -3 +4
DEFENSE 406.5 277.3 (3L)
SACKS Ky. Williams: 3.5 Ald. Smith: 4.5
INTs Scott: 2 (T1C) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Powell (R): 41.8 Lee: 46.3
KICKING Lindell: 19 (16/16 PAT; 1/1 FG) Akers: 38 (11/11 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: Club has NFL-high 16 TDs in ’12 (12 pass, 4 rush)…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK joined JOE FERGUSON (1st 4 games in ’75) & HOFer JIM KELLY (1st 4 games in ’92) as only players in team history to throw multiple TDs in each of 1st 4 games of season…RB FRED JACKSON aims for 5th consecutive game with 100+ rush yards (111, 121, 120, 114) vs. NFC. Jackson (178) needs 3 rec. to surpass JOE CRIBBS (180) for 2nd-most career rec. among Buf. RBs (THURMAN THOMAS, 456). RB C.J. SPILLER averages 8.31 yards per carry in ’12, trailing only HOFer JIM BROWN in ’63 (8.51 avg., 78 att. 664 yards) & CHARLIE GARNER in ’02 (8.35 avg., 40 att., 334 yards) for highest yards-per-carry avg. through team’s 1st 4 games of season since ’60 (min. 40 att.)…WR DONALD JONES had career-long 68-yard TD catch last week…TE SCOTT CHANDLER is tied among TEs with NFL-best 4 TD rec…DT KYLE WILLIAMS has 3.5 sacks in past 3…S JAIRUS BYRD had 2 FFs & FR last week…49ERS: In career, SF is 12-0 when QB ALEX SMITH starts & has 100+ rating. Has won 17 of past 21 starts. QB COLIN KAEPERNICK rushed for 50 yards & 1st career TD last week…49ers had 3 rushing TDs vs. Jets: Kaepernick & RBs FRANK GORE & KENDALL HUNTER. 49ers rushed for 245 yards in Week 4. Since 2006, Gore has 7,343 rush yards, 2nd most in NFL…Incl. playoffs, TE VERNON DAVIS has 8 TDs in past 6. Since Jan. 1 (incl. playoffs), Davis ties for lead among all NFL players with 8 rec. TDs. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 34 TDs. WR RANDY MOSS has 12 TDs in 10 career meetings. In 11/18/07 game vs. Buf. (with NE), Moss had career-high 4 rec. TDs (10 catches for 128 yards). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 12th in row with 2+ catches. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM had 5 catches for 56 yards in last game vs. Buf. (10/16/11 with NYG)…DT JUSTIN SMITH had sack in last game vs. Buf. Has started 175 games in row, 3rd longest active streak by defensive player. LB ALDON SMITH has 18.5 sacks in past 17. LB PATRICK WILLIS had INT last week. Since 2007, is 1 of 5 players with 15+ sacks (17) & 5+ INTs (6). CB CARLOS ROGERS had 51-yard FR-TD last week.


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