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Key stats from the 49ers’ 21-20 Week 18 loss vs. the Rams

Jan 7, 2024 at 7:14 PM--

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The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2023 season with a 12-5 record after a 21-20 Week 18 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Below are several statistics and notes from Sunday's game, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

A Regular Season To Remember

  • The 49ers finished the 2023 regular season with 491 total points scored, which is the 2nd-most points scored in the regular season in franchise history.


Rank Points Season
1. 505 1994
2. 491 2023
3t. 479 2019
479 1998
5. 475 1984

  • The 49ers also registered 6,773 yds. in the regular season, which is the 2nd-most total yds. in the regular season in franchise history.


Rank Yards Season
1. 6,800 1998
2. 6,773 2023
3. 6,435 1993
4. 6,387 2021
5. 6,366 1984

Starting Fast

  • The 49ers scored a TD on their opening possession for the 10th time this season and have scored an NFL-high 76points on the opening possession of games this season.
  • The team's 76 points on opening possessions this season sets the NFL record for most points scored by an NFL team on opening possessions through their first 17 games since the regular season was extended to 17 games in 2021, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Rank Team Season Pts.
1. San Francisco 49ers 2023 69
2. Kansas City Chiefs 2021 68
3. Buffalo Bills 2021 65
4. Philadelphia Eagles 2022 62
5. Minnesota Vikings 2022 58


  • The 49ers defense has held opposing offenses without a 100-yd. individual rusher in 44 consecutive games dating back to Week 9 of 2021 [vs. Arz. (11/7/21)].
  • San Francisco's 44 consecutive games without an opposing 100-yd. rusher marks the longest active streak in the NFL and the longest streak by an NFL team since the New Orleans Saints streak from 2017-2020 [50 consecutive games without an opposing 100-yd. individual rusher [at LAR (11/26/17) – at Atl. (12/6/20)].
  • It is also the 2nd-longest streak in the NFL since at least 2000.


Rank Team Games Dates
1. New Orleans Saints 50 11/26/2017 - 12/6/2020
2. San Francisco 49ers 44 11/7/2021 – 1/7/24
3. Baltimore Ravens 39 12/17/2006 - 10/4/2009
4t. Minnesota Vikings 36 11/18/2007-12/13/2009
San Francisco 49ers 36 11/29/2009 – 12/19/2011
5. Pittsburgh Steelers 32 12/20/2007 - 12/20/2009

Sam Darnold

  • QB Sam Darnold completed 16 of his 26 passing atts. for 189 yds. and 1 TD with a passer rating of 96.5 and added 7 rushes for 19 yds. and 1 TD on the ground.
  • His passing TD marked his 2nd of the season and the 63rd of his career, while his rushing TD marked his first of the season and the 13th of his career.

Elijah Mitchell

  • RB Elijah Mitchell registered 14 carries for a team-high 52 yds. and 1 TD, marking his 2nd rushing TD of the season and the 9th of his career.
  • With 1 rushing TD last week vs. Was. (12/31/23) and 1 rushing TD on the day, it marks the 3rd time in Mitchell's career that he has scored 1-or-more rushing TDs in consecutive games and the first time since the 2021 season [1 TD vs. Min. (11/28/21); 1 TD at Sea. (12/5/21)].

Ronnie Bell

  • WR Ronnie Bell registered 1 recept. for a 5-yd. TD, marking his 3rd career TD recept.

Deebo Samuel

  • WR Deebo Samuel registered 2 recepts. for 21 yds. through the air to go along with 1 carry for 11 yds. on the ground.
  • With 21 rec. yds. and 11 rushing yds. on the day, Samuel now has 4,122 rec. yds. and 1,007 rushing yds. in his career, making him the 2nd player in NFL history to record 4,000 or more rec. yds. and 1,000-or-more rushing yds. in the first 5 seasons of his career (HOF WR Charley Taylor, Was.).

Oren Burks

  • LB Oren Burks registered 7 tackles and 1.0 sack of Rams QB Carson Wentz, marking the first full sack of his career.

Robert Beal Jr.

  • DL Robert Beal Jr. registered 3 tackles and 1.0 sack of Wentz, marking the first sack of his career.

Tayler Hawkins

  • S Tayler Hawkins registered 4 tackles and 1 INT of Wentz, marking the first INT of his career in his NFL debut.

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