Reasons to keep watching

Some numbers and milestones to keep an eye on during tonight's regular-season finale between the 49ers and Rams:

--- With a victory, the 49ers can become the first team to sweep the NFC West since the Rams went 8-0 in the division in 1999.

--- With a victory, the Niners will sweep their NFC West games for the first time since 1997 and sweep the Rams in a season for the first time since 1998.

--- A victory would give the 49ers a 6-2 record on the road this season, their best away from home since posting the same mark in 1996.

--- Right tackle Scott Gragg is expected to start his 112nd consecutive game tonight. He currently has the longest active starting streak among offensive linemen in the NFL.

--- Quarterback Jeff Garcia is expected to start his 53rd consecutive game as the Niners' quarterback tonight. He currently has the fifth-longest starting streak among quarterbacks in the NFL.

--- Garcia needs 172 yards passing for his third consecutive season of 3,500 yards passing.

--- Running back Garrison Hearst needs 95 yards rushing for his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season as a member of San Francisco's active roster. That total would give the 49ers a 1,000-yard rusher for a team-record sixth consecutive season.

--- Safety Tony Parrish is expected to start his 80th consecutive game tonight. He currently has the sixth-longest starting streak among defensive backs in the NFL. Parrish needs one interception to move into the NFC lead in that department.

--- With one quarterback sack tonight, defensive end Andre Carter will record the most sacks by a Niner since 1998.


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