Quick-hit notes: Another Harbaugh milestone

Quick-hit game notes from the 49ers' 24-23 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.


--- Jim Harbaugh became the third coach in 49ers history to win his first two road games, following Monte Clark in 1976 and George Seifert in 1989. Harbaugh already is the only coach in team history to win both his home opener and road opener with the team.

--- At 3-1, the 49ers have a two-game lead in the NFC West division at the end of the season's first quarter after all three of their divisional rivals lost home games Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals are 1-3 after losing to the New York Giants, the Seattle Seahawks also are 1-3 after losing to Atlanta, and the St. Louis Rams dropped to 0-4 with a loss to Washington.

--- The 49ers halted a five game losing streak to Philadelphia, beating the Eagles for the first time since 12/21/03. The Niners beat the Eagles 31-28 in overtime at Philadelphia.

--- The Niners improved their overall series record vs. Philadelphia to 18-12-1, as well as improving to 2-2 at Lincoln Financial Field.

--- The 49ers won consecutive road games for the 1st time since 2006, winning at Seattle (12/14) and at Denver (12/31). San Francisco won consecutive road games with a 10 a.m. (PT) start and road games in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 2001 (11/18 at Carolina and 11/25 at Indianapolis).

--- The Niners were down 23-3 in the third quarter and came back to win 24-23. The 20-pt. deficit overcome by the team was the most since 10/20/96 against Cincinnati. In that game, the Bengals led 21-0 in the second quarter and the 49ers came back to win 28-21.

--- The 49ers' defense forced three against the Eagles, giving the defense 11 turnovers for the season. Carlos Rogers recorded his second interception in as many weeks, and Dashon Goldson and NaVorro Bowman both recorded their first fumble recoveries of the season.

--- Alex Smith lost a fumble for the first time this season, but that was San Francisco's only turnover, and the Niners have only three turnovers in their first four games. San Francisco now has a plus-8 turnover differential this season.

--- The 49ers' run defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in the last 26 games, which marks the longest active streak in the NFL. The next closest team to not allow a 100-yd. rusher is Chicago at 12 games. The 49ers limited Philadelphia running backs to just 33 combined rushing yards.

--- Running back Frank Gore rushed for 127 yards and scored on the game-winning touchdown on a 12-yard run. That marked Gore's 25th career 100-yard game. The 49ers are 18-7 when Gore hits the century mark on the ground.

--- With 291 yards passing on the day, QB Alex Smith surpassed the 10,000 passing yards mark, making him the sixth QB in franchise history to pass for more than 10,000 yards.

--- Smith threw for 179 yards in the third quarter, marking the most passing yards by Smith in any quarter during his seven-year career.

--- Smith finished the day with a passer rating of 112.1, improving his record to 12-1 when he has a passer rating of 96.0 or better.

--- Smith hooked up with tight end Vernon Davis on a nine-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Davis has now accounted for 21 of Smith's 55 career touchdown passes (38.2 pct.). Smith and Davis have the highest TD percentage among all active teammates (since 2001, with at least 20 or more touchdown passes thrown). The two have connected on a touchdown pass in seven of San Francisco's past 12 games.

--- Davis has now started 63 consecutive games, which ranks third in the NFL among tight ends behind Tony Gonzalez (73) and Jason Witten (70).

--- Wide receiver Joshua Morgan caught his first touchdown pass of the season and ninth of his career on a 30-yard reception in the third quarter. It marked his second consecutive game with a TD at Phi. (12/20/09). The TD marks his first since 12/12/10 against Seattle.

--- Defensive tackle Justin Smith stripped Eagles receivber Jeremy Maclin with just over 2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, marking his second forced fumble of the season and 11th of his career.

--- Smith has now started 159 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season in 2001. Smith's consecutive start streak ranks third in the NFL among defensive players and fifth among all NFL players.

--- Cornerback Carlos Rogers recorded his second interception of the season, picking off Eagles quarterback Michael Vick deep in San Francisco territory in the first quarter. This marks the second time in his career he's notched an interception in back-to-back games (11/27/07 vs. San Diego and 12/4/05 at St. Louis).

--- The 49ers have now notched at least one interception in their first four games of the season, marking the first time since 2009 that the team has accomplished this feat.

--- Rookie linebacker Aldon Smith notched his first career sack, taking down Vick in the second quarter. Smith finished with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits.

--- Smith (1.5 sacks on the season) and defensive tackle Ray McDonald (2.5 sacks on the season) teamed up on San Francisco's second sack in the third quarter.

---Kendall Hunter made his first career start, becoming the first rookie running back to start a game for the 49ers since Glen Coffee in 2009. Hunter finished with 100 yards rushing and receiving.

--- Rookie QB Colin Kaepernick made his 49ers debut, entering for one play in the second quarter.

--- Long-snapper Brian Jennings has now played in 180 consecutive games.


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