Game summary: 49ers 28, Rams 25

Complete game summary and team and individual statistics from the 49ers' season-opening 28-25 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at San Francisco's Monster Park.



ST LOUIS               3    6    3   13   25
SAN FRANCISCO          0   21    7    0   28      
SCORING SUMMARY
 
1ST QUARTER: 
 
10:32 STL - FG, JEFF WILKINS 30 YD. 
      Drive: 5 plays, 16 yards in 2:21. 
      Key plays: Hargrove recovery of Rattay fumble at San Francisco 28; 
      Bulger 17-yard pass to Holt to San Francisco 11. ST LOUIS 3-0.
 
2ND QUARTER: 
 
 1:53 STL - FG, JEFF WILKINS 41 YD. 
      Drive: 12 plays, 63 yards in 4:24. 
      Key plays: Bulger 15-yard pass to Curtis on 3rd-and-9 to St Louis 
      30; Bulger 12-yard pass to Williams to St Louis 42; Bulger 21-yard pass to
      Bruce to San Francisco 37; Bulger 15-yard pass to Holt on 3rd-and-5 to San
      Francisco 17. ST LOUIS 6-0.
 5:15 SFO - TD, BRANDON LLOYD 35 YD PASS FROM TIM RATTAY (JOE NEDNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 5 plays, 77 yards in 3:22. 
      Key plays: Rattay 11-yard pass to Barlow to San Francisco 46; Battle
      24-yard pass to Lloyd to St Louis 30. SAN FRANCISCO 7-6.
 8:12 SFO - TD, OTIS AMEY 75 YD PUNT RETURN (JOE NEDNEY KICK). 
      SAN FRANCISCO 14-6.
13:44 SFO - TD, ARNAZ BATTLE 6 YD PASS FROM TIM RATTAY (JOE NEDNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 5 plays, 41 yards in 2:02. 
      Key plays: Rattay 30-yard pass to Morton to St Louis 8. SAN 
      FRANCISCO 21-6.
15:00 STL - FG, JEFF WILKINS 33 YD. 
      Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards in 1:16. 
      Key plays: Bulger 44-yard pass to Holt to San Francisco 30; Bulger 
      14-yard pass to McDonald to San Francisco 16. SAN FRANCISCO 21-9.
 
3RD QUARTER: 
 
 3:28 SFO - TD, KEVAN BARLOW 9 YD RUN (JOE NEDNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:28. 
      Key plays: 18-yard pass interference on Rams' Hawthorne on 3rd-and-9
      to San Francisco 39; Rattay 21-yard pass to Battle to St Louis 38; Rattay 
      19-yard pass to Gore to St Louis 10. SAN FRANCISCO 28-9.
13:08 STL - FG, JEFF WILKINS 41 YD. 
      Drive: 17 plays, 56 yards in 9:40. 
      Key plays: Bulger 7-yard pass to McDonald on 3rd-and-6 to St Louis 
      31; Faulk 15-yard run to St Louis 46; Bulger 10-yard pass to Holt on 
 
      3rd-and-5 to San Francisco 39; Bulger 17-yard pass to Holt to San 
      Francisco 22; Manumaleuna 1-yard run on 4th-and-1 to San Francisco 12. SAN
      FRANCISCO 28-12.
 
4TH QUARTER: 
 
 1:38 STL - TD, ISAAC BRUCE 29 YD PASS FROM MARC BULGER (TWO-POINT RUN CONVERSION FAILED). 
      Drive: 4 plays, 46 yards in 1:29. 
      Key plays: Fisher recovery of Barlow Fumble on San Francisco 46; 
      Bulger 13-yard pass to Jackson to San Francisco 33. SAN FRANCISCO 28-18.
12:47 STL - TD, BRANDON MANUMALEUNA 6 YD PASS FROM MARC BULGER (JEFF WILKINS KICK). 
      Drive: 19 plays, 78 yards in 5:41. 
      Key plays: Jackson 15-yard run to St Louis 44; Bulger 2-yard run on 
      4th-and-1 to San Francisco 44; Bulger 15-yard pass to McDonald to San 
      Francisco 35; Bulger 19-yard pass to McDonald on 4th-and-9 to San 
      Francisco 15; Bulger 11-yard pass to Bruce on 3rd-and-10 to San Francisco 
      4. SAN FRANCISCO 28-25.
 
ST LOUIS - SAN FRANCISCO Final Statistics
 
TEAM STATISTICS                               ST LOUIS  SAN FRANCISCO
 
FIRST DOWNS                                         26             12
  Rushing                                            7              1
  Passing                                           19             10
  Penalty                                            0              1
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY                         8-20-40%        1-7-14%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY                        4-4-100%         0-0-0%
TOTAL NET YARDS                                    405            217
  Total offensive plays                             89             41
  Average gain per play                            4.6            5.3
NET YARDS RUSHING                                   89             34
  Rushing attempts                                  26             21
  Average gain per rush                            3.4            1.6
  Tackles for loss-yards                          4-12            2-5
NET YARDS PASSING                                  316            183
  Times sacked: Number-Yards                      7-46            2-9
  Gross passing yards                              362            192
PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED      56-34-1        18-13-0
  Avg gain per pass play                           5.0            9.2
KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks          6-2-1          5-0-0
PUNTS: Number and Average                       4-33.0         5-41.4
  Had blocked                                        0              0
  Net punting average                             29.5           26.4
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs)       14             75
  Number-Yards: Punt Returns                      2-14           1-75
  Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns                   4-55          5-123
  Number-Yards: Interception Returns               0-0            1-0
PENALTIES: Number-Yards                           7-48           5-30
FUMBLES: Number-Lost                               0-0            2-2
TOUCHDOWNS                                           2              4
  Rushing                                            0              1
  Passing                                            2              2
  Interceptions                                      0              0
  Other (blocked kicks, etc.)                        0              1
EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts                        1-2            4-4
  Kicking: Made-Attempts                           1-1            4-4
  Passing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
  Rushing: Made-Attempts                           0-1            0-0
FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts                         4-4            0-0
  FGs - PATs had blocked                           0-0            0-0
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY                            1-5-20%       2-2-100%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY                         1-1-100%       1-1-100%
SAFETIES                                             0              0
TIME OF POSSESSION                               39:23          20:37
 
 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
 
ST LOUIS                                SAN FRANCISCO                           
 
RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD  RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
S JACKSON            19  60  3.2 15  0  K BARLOW             14  22  1.6  9  1
M FAULK               3  12  4.0 14  0  F GORE                4  17  4.3  9  0
M BULGER              2   8  4.0  6  0  T RATTAY              2  -2 -1.0  0  0
S MCDONALD            1   7  7.0  7  0  A BATTLE              1  -3 -3.0  0  0
B MANUMALE            1   2  2.0  2  0
 
PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG  PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M BULGER            34-56-362  1  2 44  T RATTAY            11-16-165  0  2 35
                                        A BATTLE             2- 2- 27  0  0 24
 
Sacked-Yards Lost: M BULGER 7-46.       Sacked-Yards Lost: T RATTAY 2-9.
 
RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD  RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
T HOLT               10 125 12.5 44  0  A BATTLE              5  59 11.8 21  1
S MCDONALD            7  73 10.4 19  0  B LLOYD               3  65 21.7 35  1
K CURTIS              7  63  9.0 15  0  F GORE                2  21 10.5 18  0
I BRUCE               3  61 20.3 29  1  K BARLOW              2  17  8.5 11  0
S JACKSON             3  13  4.3 13  0  J MORTON              1  30 30.0 30  0
R WILLIAMS            1  12 12.0 12  0
B MANUMALE            1   6  6.0  6  1
D LOOKER              1   5  5.0  5  0
M FAULK               1   4  4.0  4  0
 
INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD  INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
                                        M ADAMS               1   0  0.0  0  0
 
PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG  PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
R HODGES             4 132 33.0 0 1 44  A LEE                5 207 41.4 0 1 47
 
T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20
 
PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD  PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
S MCDONALD            2  14  7.0 13  0  O AMEY                1  75 75.0 75  1
 
KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD  KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
C JOHNSON             4  55 13.8 25  0  M HICKS               4 106 26.5 40  0
                                        O AMEY                1  17 17.0 17  0
 
KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA      KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA
----------------------------------      ----------------------------------
J WILKINS             1/1    4/4        J NEDNEY              4/4    0/0  
Dist.: 30 41 33 41                                                              
 
                                 O-D                                     O-D
FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC    FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
J CARTER              0    0   1 0-0    K BARLOW              1    1   0 0-0
L LITTLE              0    0   1 0-0    T RATTAY              1    1   0 0-0
T FISHER              0    0   0 0-1
A HARGROVE            0    0   0 0-1
 
DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD     DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
L LITTLE              6  3  3  2-9      A PLUMMER            12  8  4  0-0  
A ARCHULETA           4  3  1  0-0      T PARRISH             8  7  1  0-0  
R PICKETT             4  3  1  0-0      J ULBRICH             8  6  2  0-0  
D COAKLEY             4  2  2  0-0      J PETERSON            8  5  32.5-16.
C CLAIBORNE           3  2  1  0-0      D SMITH               7  5  2  0-0  
B CHILLAR             3  2  1  0-0      J WINBORN             6  2  4  0-0  
C IVY                 2  2  0  0-0      D JOHNSON             5  5  0  0-0  
M HAWTHORNE           2  2  0  0-0      B YOUNG               4  4  0  3-20 
D GROCE               2  2  0  0-0      M ADAMS               4  4  0  1-5  
P TINOISAMOA          2  1  1  0-0      S SPENCER             3  3  0  0-0  
A HARGROVE            2  1  1  0-0      A CARTER              3  2  1 .5-4.5
D LEWIS               1  1  0  0-0      M DOUGLAS             3  1  2  0-0  
T JACKSON             1  1  0  0-0      M RUMPH               2  2  0  0-0  
J CARTER              1  1  0  0-0      I SOPOAGA             2  1  1  0-0  
 
Officials: Referee-Bill Vinovich, Umpire-Chad Brown, Head 
Linesman-Derick Bowers, Line Judge-John Hussey, Field Judge-Gary 
Cavaletto, Side Judge-Laird Hayes, Back Judge-Bill Schmitz.
 
Att: 67,918   Time of Game: 3:21

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