4:05 PM ET, December 9, 2012
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers Recap
SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gore purchased a gray hooded sweatshirt months ago specifically for this day, featuring an upside down teal dolphin in distress. Miami's mascot, on its head -- with a first-aid symbol and an "X" over each eye to boot."I said, 'We've got to turn him upside down,' " he said.A Miami man through and through, Gore sure did his part.Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and even took the fake on Colin Kaepernick's late 50-yard scoring run in the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Miami LB Koa Misi went down early in the third quarter with an ankle injury. ... The 49ers won nine games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2001-02. ... Under Harbaugh, the 49ers improved to 3-0 against the AFC East and 6-1 vs. the AFC. ... 49ers LB Tavares Gooden sustained a rib injury.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 09: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before their game against...(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||5.8|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||13:31||Dan Carpenter 28 Yd||3||0|
|FG||08:00||David Akers 30 Yd||3||3|
|FG||00:00||David Akers 37 Yd||3||6|
|TD||11:17||Frank Gore 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||3||13|
|FG||06:53||Dan Carpenter 53 Yd||6||13|
|TD||14:27||Anthony Dixon 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||6||20|
|TD||07:55||Anthony Fasano 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Dan Carpenter Kick)||13||20|
|TD||02:10||Colin Kaepernick 50 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||13||27|
QBR: Colin Kaepernick had a 64.1 Total QBR in Sunday's win over the Dolphins including a perfect 100.0 in the 4th quarter. Kaepernick has a 99.2 4th-quarter QBR since his 1st start in Week 11, best in the NFL over that span.
Aldon Smith had two sacks against the Dolphins Sunday, bringing his league-leading total to 19.5. All of his sacks this season have come when the 49ers have sent four or fewer pass rushers and he has 7.5 sacks more than anybody else with standard pressure.
Colin Kaepernick sealed the game with a 50-yard rushing touchdown on a zone-read option, his league-leading fourth option rushing touchdown on 13 option runs this season (all zone-read options).
Colin Kaepernick kept it short Sunday, completing 15-of-17 (88.2 percent) passes on throws 10 yards or fewer downfield, his highest completion percentage on such throws in his four starts this season. Kaepernick continues to rely on short passes as his average pass had been thrown 6.7 yards downfield over his last three starts after an average pass length of 10.2 yards in his first career start against the Bears.
Aldon Smith: 1st sack of game gave him 18 1/2 for season, surpassing Fred Dean's single-season franchise record of 17 1/2 set in 1983.
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