4:15 PM ET, September 7, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As Ahmed Plummer raced downfield for his game-breaking interception return, a white-haired man with a headset ran right along with him.
Terrell Owens was a force on the field, then delivered the game ball to Dennis Erickson afterward.
It should be soon. Kordell Stewart was brought in as a kind of placeholder and he didn't look good today at all. Grossman reminds me of a Brett Favre when he was a backup he doesn't look comfortable in that role and believes he should be starting.
Question on the 49ers: Have the 49ers found offensive balance or was today an aberration?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
San Francisco LT Scott Gragg missed the game with an ankle injury, ending his streak of 112 consecutive starts. ... The Bears lost RG Chris Villarial to a sprained knee in the first quarter. ... The 49ers scored more points than any of Erickson's teams did during his four seasons in charge of the Seattle Seahawks from 1995-98.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.2||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||7:09||JEFF CHANDLER 22 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 65 yds, 5:22
|TD||11:37||GARRISON HEARST 12 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (JEFF CHANDLER KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 71 yds, 3:19
|TD||2:55||DESMOND CLARK 3 YD PASS FROM KORDELL STEWART (PAUL EDINGER KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 16 yds, 1:54
|TD||8:59||JEFF GARCIA 3 YD RUN (JEFF CHANDLER KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 6 yds, 1:20
|TD||11:42||TAI STREETS 16 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (PAT FAILED) |
Drive: 3 plays, 18 yds, :53
|TD||14:16||AHMED PLUMMER 68 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (JEFF CHANDLER KICK)||7||30|
|FG||15:00||JEFF CHANDLER 29 YD |
Drive: 3 plays, 26 yds, :18
|FG||7:31||JEFF CHANDLER 28 YD |
Drive: 14 plays, 64 yds, 7:31
|FG||12:23||JEFF CHANDLER 24 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 45 yds, 3:36
|FG||0:55||JEFF CHANDLER 26 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 21 yds, 1:58
|TD||2:44||GARRISON HEARST 1 YD RUN (JEFF CHANDLER KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 25 yds, 1:12