Numbers to note vs. Titans
1: Scoring drives directed by rookie quarterback Alex Smith in the 14 offensive series he has played this preseason. But that one was a bigee – it led to Joe Nedney's game-winning 24-yard field goal. 2: Wins so far the by the 49ers during this exhibition season, which is two more than last year. 3: Field goals by Joe Nedney on Friday night, his first three of the preseason. 4: Takeaways in three preseason games by rookie cornerback Derrick Johnson, who recovered a fumble Friday after intercepting three passes in his first two professional games. The sixth-round draft pick also led the 49ers with six tackles. 5: Offensive drives by the 49ers that resulted in 23 net yards or more. 6: Preseason overtime games the 49ers have played in their 60-year history. They are now 3-3 in those games. 7: Rushing yards gained by rookie Frank Gore in 11 carries, a 0.6 average per carry. 9: San Francisco players to catch a pass, led by three receptions each from Arnaz Battle, Aaron Walker, Maurice Hicks and Frank Gore. 13: Penalties by the 49ers, which accumulated 98 negative yards. 62.0: Passer rating for 49ers rookie quarterback Alex Smith, who completed 6 of 13 passes for 67 yards while being sacked three times. 67.4: Passer rating for 49ers starting quarterback Tim Rattay, who completed 13 of 25 passes for 132 yards. 92: Rushing yards gained by Maurice Hicks on 13 carries, which led all rushers. 107: Yards rushing allowed by the San Francisco defense, after the Niners allowed 266 yards on the ground last week against Denver. 129: Yards gained by the 49ers on five kickoff returns, led by rookie Fred Amey's returns of 32 and 27 yards. 148: Rushing yards by the 49ers on 37 carries, a 4.0 average. 151: Total yards gained by Tennessee in nine series Friday against San Francisco's first-team defense. 324: Total offensive yards gained by the 49ers, their most in three preseason games.
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