Quick-hit game notes: Great night for Gore

Quick-hit game notes from the 49ers' 10-6 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night at Candlestick Park.

--- The 49ers' defense registered 5 interceptions, the first time a 49ers team has notched at least 5 interceptions since September 14, 1997, vs. New Orleans, when the Niners recorded six picks.

--- It marked the first time since September 7, 1986, at Tampa Bay, that five different 49ers registered an interception.

--- NT Aubrayo Franklin intercepted QB Jay Cutler on the goal-line in the second quarter. It is Franklin's first career interception and the first interception by a 49ers defensive lineman since DT Justin Smith on September 21, 2008, vs. Detroit. Franklin is the only NT in the NFL to record an interception this season.

--- CB Tarell Brown registered his first interception of the season, and third of his career, and returned it 51 yards to the Chicago 14 yard-line to set up the Niners first touchdown of the game. The 51-yard return is the longest interception return by a 49er since LB Patrick Willis registered an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown at Seattle (9/14/08).

--- S Dashon Goldson picked off Cutler for his second interception of the season. Goldson is now tied with Willis for the team lead with two interceptions.

--- S Mark Roman notched is first interception of the season. When he picked off Cutler early in the fourth quarter, it was Roman's first interception since December 14, 2006, at Seattle. His interception and 27-yard return helped set up a 21-yard field goal by K Joe Nedney to push the lead to 10-6 and force the Bears to need a touchdown at the end of the game.

--- S Michael Lewis sealed the game for the 49ers with his first interception of the season. Lewis intercepted Cutler's pass in the end zone as time expired. It was Lewis' first interception of the season and the 12th of his career.

--- In the Bears two trips to the red zone, both drives ended with 49ers interceptions.

--- With 104 rushing yards, RB Frank Gore needs 8 more rushing yards to become the fifth player in franchise history to rush for 5,000 yards in his career.

--- With his 17th career 100-yard rushing game, Gore moves into sole possession of second place on the 49ers all-time single-game 100-yard rushing list, trailing only RB Joe Perry (20).

--- Gore notched his 6th rushing touchdown of the season, 28th of his career, on a 14-yard touchdown run. This marked the 3rd consecutive game that Gore has registered a rushing touchdown. It is only the second time in his career that he recorded a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games (9/7/08 through 9/21/08).

--- For the seventh time the season, the 49ers run defense held their opponent to under 100 yards rushing, limiting the Bears to only 43 yards on the ground.

--- LB Matt Wilhelm saw his first significant action of the season on defense, replacing an injured LB Takeo Spikes. According to the game book, Wilhelm tallied 5 tackles and one tackle for loss.

--- DT Justin Smith extended his consecutive start streak to 132 games, which leads all defensive linemen. Arizona DT Darnell Dockett is second at 73 games.

--- S Mark Roman extended his streak to 105 consecutive games played. He ranks 2nd in the NFL among safeties with 104 consecutive games played (Deon Grant, SEA – 136).



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