IN SUPER BOWL PLAY, teams own combined 9-1 mark: SF 5-0, Pitt. 4-1. Clubs played in 27.0 pct. of Super Bowls…… STEELERS: Are 10-5-1 (.656) in past 16 vs. NFC under head coach BILL COWHER. Steelers have won 4 of past 5 at SF & are 31-19 (.620) all-time on MNF……Pitt offensive coordinator MIKE MULARKEY was 9th Round draft choice of SF in 1983……In past 2 games, QB TOMMY MADDOX has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs. In past 7 vs. NFC, Maddox has passed for 15 TDs vs. 6 INTs…… RB JEROME BETTIS has more rush TDs vs. SF (5) than any NFC club ……WR HINES WARD leads AFC with 60 catches & ties AFC-high for most TDs by WR (8). Ward has at least 4 catches in 8 of 9 games & has 5 TDs in past 3 weeks. Among AFC players w/ 35+ catches, WR PLAXICO BURRESS stands 2nd w/14.8 rec. avg. WR-PR-KR ANTWAAN RANDLE EL ties for 2nd among WRs with 11 rushes (5.2 avg.) & stands 4th in AFC with 10.6 PR avg, inc. 52-yard PR-TD last week……Defense ranks No. 4 (286.1). LB JASON GILDON recorded 3.0 sacks in Wk. 10…… 49ERS: Team has 62-29 (.681) mark in final 7 games since 1990, best in NFL. Since 1990, 12 teams posting sub-.500 record after 9 games made playoffs……Club has 36 wins on MNF, tied for 2nd-most in NFL……QB JEFF GARCIA has won 6 of past 9 starts vs. AFC. Has 1,459 rush yards & needs 41 for 1,500. QB TIM RATTAY made 1st start in Week 9, posting 110.7 rating……RB GARRISON HEARST has 16 100-yard games with SF & club is 15-1. Has 525 rush yards & is on pace for 5th-career 1,000. RB KEVAN BARLOW has 427 yards & 49ers are 1 of 2 clubs with 2 400-yard rushers (Atl)……SF is 12-2 in past 14 when WR TERRELL OWENS has 100 yards. WR TAI STREETS has career-high tying 5 TD catches…… Defense allowed 9 rush yards in Week 9, 2nd-best in team history (7, NO, 10/1/72). Club's 27 sacks ties Jets for 2nd-most in NFL......CB MIKE RUMPH had sack & INT vs. StL……KR CEDRIC WILSON had 1st-career KR TD (95 yards) vs. StL.
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