49ers-Lions Game Report
LIONS: Head coach STEVE MARIUCCI faces former club for 1st time. Led SF to 60-43 (.583) record from 1997-02, including 4 playoff appearances in 6 seasons. RB coach TOM RATHMAN spent 1986-93 with 49ers, earning 2 SB rings……QB JOEY HARRINGTON has 0 INTs in 4 of past 6 games. Has been sacked once per 53.5 career pass attempts (11 sacks, 589 attempts). Leads NFL in attempts (160) & 2nd in NFC in completions (82)……Rookie 1st-round WR CHARLES ROGERS' (No. 2) leads NFL rookies with 3 TDs & ranks 3rd with 18 receptions (192 yards). Had 33-yard TD catch last week vs. Broncos. Posted 10 catches for 270 yards, including TDs of 69 and 72 yards in last game in California (w/Mich. St, vs. Fresno St, at San Jose, CA, 12/31/01). WR/PR AZ-ZAHIR HAKIM had 25-yard TD catch in last game at SF (w/Rams). Averages 20.4 yards per PR (9 for 184) in past 3 games vs. 49ers…….TE MIKHAEL RICKS avgs. 12.9 yards per catch (8 for 103), 2nd-best among NFC TEs……Club holds foes to avg. drive start at 25.4 yard-line, 3rd-best in NFC……DE ROBERT PORCHER had 2.0 sacks in last meeting & is club's all-time leader with 92.0......49ERS: QB JEFF GARCIA has 99 career TD passes & needs 1 to become 5th QB in team history with 100…….RB GARRISON HEARST had career-high 198 yards rushing (24 carries, 1 TD) vs. Lions on 12/14/98. Has 4,986 rushing yards with 49ers & needs 14 to become 4th player in team annals with 5,000. Hearst has 15 100-yard games with SF & club is 14-1 (.933) in those contests……WR TERRELL OWENS needs 2 TD catches to join JERRY RICE (176) as only players in franchise history with 75. Seeks TD in 3rd consecutive game vs. Lions. Had 9 receptions for 125 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. WR TAI STREETS ties for 2nd in NFC with 3 TDs.……Defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 13 consecutive home games, 2nd-longest current streak in NFL (Tenn, 23). Defense leads NFL with 15 sacks & ties for 2nd holding foes to 4.3 yards per play......Rookie 2nd-round DT ANTHONY ADAMS (No. 57) had 1st-career sack vs. Min. DT TRAVIS KIRSCHKE played in 62 games with Det. (1997-02). Has 1.5 sacks through 4 games (2.5 in career entering 2003).
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