Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rise and shine: 49ers chasing Raiders' mark
By Mike Sando
The San Francisco 49ers' recent dominance has transcended time and location.
The note about the 49ers having won five consecutive games kicking off at 10 a.m. PT now has additional context: "That’s the longest such streak by a team from the Pacific or Mountain time zones since the Raiders won six in a row spanning the 1999 and 2000 seasons."
Thanks to Jeremy Mills and Jason Vida from ESPN Stats & Information for tracking down the note with an assist from Elias Sports Bureau. Thanks to everyone else for noticing I scheduled this item for 1 p.m. ET.
Only a 49ers victory against Minnesota on Sunday stands between San Francisco and its Bay Area counterpart.