SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by the San Francisco 49ers on a punt return Peterson fumbled at Candlestick Park on November 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
We have all but beat to death the stuff that happened to the Arizona Cardinals in their 23-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, among the things that happened, good and bad, for the Cardinals, the 49ers achieved some things. Since they are a division rival, it might be worth looking at some of the milestones they reached in their win (and do so enviously).
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With the win, 49ers coach became just the third in their franchise history to start a season 9-1 as a rookie head coach.
The win was the 49ers' fifth straight over the Cardinals (grrr...).
With the 49ers logging a time of possession of 44:16, it was the third highest TOP in team history. It was the most sonce 2002, when they held the ball for 44:33 against the Raiders.
San Francisco's defense currently has a streak of 11 games of not allowing a rushing touchdown. The streak is the second-longest in team history. Between the 1985-86 seasons, they went 13 games without allowing a rushing TD.
Also related to their rushing defense, they now have a 32-game streak of not allowing a running back to rush for 100+ yards. The record is 39 games, held by the Baltimore Ravens.
Receiver Kyle Williams, a former ASU Sun Devil, set career highs in receptions and receiving yards. He had five catches for 54 yards. His TD catch in the third quarter was the second TD of his career.