TEAMS HAVE MET in 2 Super Bowls (XVI, XXIII)......49ERS: QB JEFF GARCIA posted career-high 437 pass yards in last meeting. Has 107 career TD passes & needs 2 to pass Y.A. TITTLE (108) for 4th-most in club history. Has 1,491 career rush yards & needs 9 for 1,500. Had 4 TD passes, 2 TD runs last week, becoming 3rd player in NFL history to accomplish feat (ERIC HIPPLE, BILL KENNEY)……RB KEVAN BARLOW made 1st-career start, rushing for career-best 154 yards (TD) vs. Cards. Has career-high 745 rush yards. 49ers are only NFL club with 2 700-yard rushers (GARRISON HEARST, 768)……SF is 13-2 (.867) in past 15 when WR TERRELL OWENS tops 100-yards receiving. Needs 45 yards for 4th-consecutive & 5th-career 1,000-yard season. Has 494 career points & needs 6 to join JERRY RICE (1,130) as only non-kickers in club history with 500. WR TAI STREETS has career-high 6 TD catches……Defense ranks 4th with 34 sacks…….LB JULIAN PETERSON has career-best 5.5 sacks, tied for most among NFC LBs……CB TONY PARRISH has INT in 5 consec. games & needs 1 to tie club record (KERMIT ALEXANDER, 6)……BENGALS: Head coach MARVIN LEWIS aims to become 1st head coach in franchise history to lead club to playoffs in rookie season......QB JON KITNA has 18 TDs vs. 1 INT in team's 7 wins. Needs 1 TD to surpass career-high (23 in 1999 w/Sea.). In only appearance vs. 49ers (12/21/97 w/Sea), Kitna completed 8 of 8 passes (100.0 pct.) for 88 yards......RB COREY DILLON had 210 scrimmage yards (133 rushing, 77 receiving) & 2 TDs in last game vs. SF. RB RUDI JOHNSON aims for 3rd game in row vs. NFC with TD rush.....WR CHAD JOHNSON leads AFC with 16 catches of 20+ yards & 6 for 40+ yards. Johnson (73) & WR PETER WARRICK (70) comprise 1st Cincy teammate tandem in history to record 70 catches apiece. Warrick caught career-high 11 passes last wk vs. Baltimore. Offense is No. 2 in AFC in redzone with 23 TDs in 38 trips (60.5 pct.). Bengals amassed 44 points & 476 yards in last meeting……DE DUANE CLEMONS & DT JOHN THORNTON lead club with 6.0 sacks each. Team has 28 sacks vs. 16 in '02 thru 13 games.
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