Quick-hit game notes: Gore moves up list

Quick-hit game notes from the 49ers' 24-14 victory Sunday over the New York Jets.

--- OT Joe Staley scored his first NFL touchdown when he recovered a 49ers fumble in the end zone after WR Jason Hill fumbled following a six-yard reception. It is the first time a 49ers offensive lineman has been credited with a touchdown since T Kwame Harris scored a touchdown at Arizona (10-26-03) when he recovered a QB Jeff Garcia fumble in the end zone.

--- RB Frank Gore gained 52 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. He now has 978 yards rushing and needs 22 yards to become the first 49ers player ever to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He had a team-record 1,695 yards rushing in 2006 followed by 1,102 yards in 2007.

--- Gore's 52 yards rushing pushed his career total to 4,383 to move pass RB J.D. Smith into fifth place on the 49ers all-time rushing list. RB Garrison Hearst is in fourth place with 5,535 yards.

--- Gore scored on a 4-yard reception with 46 seconds remaining before halftime, his second receiving touchdown of the season and eighth TD overall. He leads the 49ers in touchdowns and is second on the team in scoring to kicker Joe Nedney with 50 points.

--- QB Shaun Hill improved to 5-2 as a starting quarterback with the 49ers. He is a perfect 4-0 as a starter at Candlestick Park.

--- Hill finished the game 28-of-39 for 285 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a 98.8 quarterback rating.

--- In nine games of significant action, Hill has now had five games with a passer rating of over 100 and seven contests with a passer rating higher than 95.0. For the season, he has completed 63 percent of his 178 passes for 1,352 yards and 10 touchdowns for a season passer rating of 95.5.

--- Hill completed passes to 10 different receivers, the most for the 49ers this season and the most in several seasons.

--- Hill was 7-of-13 passing on third down and also converted another third-down with an eight-yard run on a third-and-seven situation in the second quarter.

--- WR Isaac Bruce has had three consecutive productive games. He caught eight passes for 125 yards at Dallas, five receptions for 67 yards at Buffalo and then had game-high totals of six receptions for 70 yards against the Jets. Bruce now leads the 49ers with 45 receptions for 695 yards and six touchdowns this season. Is 15.4 average per catch also is the most for a San Francisco receiver with more than nine receptions.

--- TE Billy Bajema had his first reception since his rookie season in 2005 with a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter. It was his first reception since a 20-yard reception at Tennessee (11-27-05).

--- WR Arnaz Battle returned to action after missing four games with a foot injury that happened vs. Seattle (10-26). He returned punts due to the injuries to KR/PR Allen Rossum (ankle) and CB Nate Clements (thumb), finishing with four returns for 17 yards with a 19-yard return in the fourth quarter that allowed the 49ers to start a drive at the San Francisco 49-yard line.

--- The 49ers defense limited Brett Favre to just 137 yards passing. Favre lost for just the second time in 13 career starts against the 49ers.

--- The Jets had just 10 first downs and had possessed the ball for only 20:11 – by far San Francisco's largest advantage in time of possession in several seasons.

--- Walt Harris' interception in the fourth quarter moved him into a tie for the team lead with linebacker Takeo Spikes with three on the season. Harris led the 49ers with eight interceptions during his Pro Bowl season of 2006.



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