Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Just when fans and critics thought it could worsen no more for struggling teams facing the San Francisco 49ers, the Buffalo Bills quickly found themselves in the middle of a beat down situation. By the games’ conclusion and a 45-3 score, the Bills inked records of futility. Here are some of the numbers: the 49ers set a franchise record with 621 total yards; they became the first team in National Football League history to gain 300 yards rushing and passing in a game; and the Bills became the first team in the history of the NFL to give up at least 550 yards in consecutive games in the same season.Specifically, Alex Smith’s passer rating was near perfect while throwing 3 touchdowns. The Niners had two 100-yard receivers (Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis) and nearly two 100-yard rushers. Frank Gore ran for 106, while Kendall Hunter rushed for 81. Both backs averaged more than seven yards a rush. It was all bad for the lowly Bills from Buffalo.San Francisco had seven plays of 20+ yard...
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