49ers vs. Browns Game Notes

QB JEFF GARCIA seeks 7th win in past 9 starts vs. AFC.<BR><BR>

HEAD COACHES BUTCH DAVIS (Cleveland) and DENNIS ERICKSON (San Francisco) were head coaches for U. of Miami. With Hurricanes, Davis was 51-20 (.720) & Erickson posted 63-9 (.875) record……BROWNS: Team is 5-1 (.833) in past 6 road games. Sunday is club's 1st contest in California in 44 games (9/24/00) & is Cleveland's furthest road trip of season (2,175 air miles)……Head coach Davis was 2-1 (.667) vs. SF in NFC Championship Games as Dallas assistant (1989-94)……QB KELLY HOLCOMB makes 1st career start vs. NFC……RB WILLIAM GREEN has 866 rush yards & 5 TDs in past 9 games (96.2 avg.). Green is AFC's 7th-leading rusher with 140 yards on 38 carries (3.7 avg.)…… WR-PR DENNIS NORTHCUTT has 5 TDs in past 7 road games: 2 receiving, 2 PR, 1 rush. Northcutt has at least 3 receptions in those 7……DE KENARD LANG is 1 of 13 AFC players with at least 2.0 sacks. Club is holding opposing QBs to 47.8 passer rating, 2nd-lowest in AFC (Cin., 34.9) & is 1 of 2 AFC teams not to allow passing TD (Cin.). Defense has not allowed opposing player 10+ catches in NFL 2nd-best 50 consecutive games (Jax, 52)……49ERS: QB JEFF GARCIA seeks 7th win in past 9 starts vs. AFC. In previous 8 vs. AFC, has 11 TDs & 4 INTs. Has 99 career TD passes & needs 1 to become 5th QB in team history with 100……Club has won 14 of past 15 when rushing for 150 yards. RB GARRISON HEARST has 4,912 rushing yards with 49ers & needs 88 to become 4th player in team annals with 5,000. Seeks to avg. 5.0+ yards per carry for 3rd consecutive game……WR TERRELL OWENS has 73 career TD catches & needs 2 to join JERRY RICE (176) as only players in club history with 75. Seeks 3rd 100-yard receiving game in past 5 vs. AFC. Avgs 112.8 yards & 7.8 receptions in past 4 vs. AFC. WR TAI STREETS posted 8-catch game in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC……G DWAYNE LEDFORD made 1st NFL start last week after spending spring with NFL Europe's Rhein Fire…...Club ranks 2nd in NFL with +6 takeaway/giveaway ratio……DE ANDRE CARTER has at least 0.5 sacks in 4 of past 5 games vs. AFC.

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