1:00 PM ET, September 25, 2011
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- One game into their weeklong trip, the San Francisco 49ers already have a very nice gift to take home and put on the shelf.And they've left room in the suitcase for one more.Kendall Hunter ran 7 yards for the game's only touchdown with 3:59 to go Sunday, rallying the 49ers to a 13-8 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that began their extended stay in the Buckeye State on an upbeat note.
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Bengals RB Cedric Benson carried 17 times for 64 yards, extending the 49ers' streak of stopping the run. They came in with the league's top run defense, allowing 54.5 yards per game. They haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher in the last 25 games. ... Akers made field goals of 23 and 53 yards, giving him 301 in his career. ... San Francisco has an 11-3 edge in the series, including two Super Bowl wins. ... The smallest crowd in Paul Brown Stadium's 12-year history was 42,092 for a 29-15 loss to Jacksonville on Dec. 15, 2002. The Bengals went 2-14 that season. ... The Bengals are 2 of 21 on third downs in the last two games.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.5||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||0-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||8:47||Mike Nugent 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yds, 6:16
|FG||3:33||David Akers 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 48 yds, 4:21
|FG||9:08||Mike Nugent 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 11 yds, 1:25
|TD||4:04||Kendall Hunter 7 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 72 yds, 5:05
|FG||2:21||David Akers 53 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -3 yds, 1:38
|SF||0:08||Andy Lee -18 Yard Run, Tackled In Own End Zone|
Drive info: 4 plays, -25 yds, 1:43
NEXT LEVEL: The 49ers' secondary was stingy against Andy Dalton, intercepting two passes and limiting him to four completions on throws more than ten yards downfield. This season, San Francisco has intercepted four passes and allowed its opponents to complete only 44 percent of their passes on throws of that distance.
NEXT LEVEL: Tight end Vernon Davis caught eight passes for a game-high 114 receiving yards, collecting 100 yards on six receptions outside the numbers (his highest output over the past four seasons).
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