4:05 PM ET, November 16, 2008
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO -- After Shaun Hill flung himself across the goal line to score the third touchdown in the 49ers' 28-point second quarter, he flipped the ball to center Eric Heitmann for the celebratory spike.Humbled and educated by several seasons as a backup, Hill just doesn't see himself as an extraordinary Joe -- even though Joe Montana is the only other San Francisco quarterback who ever did what Hill accomplished during a skid-stopping win over the miserable St. Louis Rams.
• Mike Singletary notched his first victory as a head coach with a season-high 35 points, the most since Nov. 25, 2007. The 49ers scored all 35 points in the first half.
• The last time the 49ers scored at least 35 points in the first half was Week 7 of the 1992 season when they scored 42 points against the Falcons in a 56-17 victory.
• Frank Gore had 106 rushing yards on 18 attempts with two touchdowns, It was Gore's third 100-yard game this season.
-- ESPN research
Isaac Bruce holds most of the Rams' career receiving records after 14 seasons with the club beginning in Los Angeles, but he had just one catch for 20 yards in his first game against St. Louis with the 49ers. ... Gore got his first TD on a 5-yard run set up by Allen Rossum's long punt return midway through the first quarter. ... The 49ers committed three consecutive false starts and another penalty in the first 6 seconds of the fourth quarter.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||06:37||Frank Gore 5 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick)||0||7|
|FG||13:26||Josh Brown 24 Yd||3||7|
|TD||10:38||Vernon Davis 2 Yd Pass From Shaun Hill (Joe Nedney Kick)||3||14|
|TD||07:50||Frank Gore 1 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick)||3||21|
|TD||03:32||Shaun Hill 1 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick)||3||28|
|TD||00:34||Bryant Johnson 2 Yd Pass From Shaun Hill (Joe Nedney Kick)||3||35|
|FG||03:51||Josh Brown 48 Yd||6||35|
|FG||00:00||Josh Brown 44 Yd||9||35|
|TD||01:56||Dane Looker 2 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||16||35|