The San Francisco 49ers offense, led by quarterback Alex Smith, disintegrated the Buffalo Bills defense by compiling a total of 621 yards for a new franchise record for a 45-3 win over the Bills.
The team’s previous best was 598 yards set on Sept. 13, 1992, ironically enough, in loss to the Bills, 34-31.
Not only did the 49ers set a franchise record, but they also set a NFL record by becoming the first team in NFL history with 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing.
Smith was asked after the game how he felt about being apart of such an accomplishment.
“Very cool,” Smith said. “When you think of the 49ers, you think of great offense.”
The Bills’ defense allowed Smith to throw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 113 yards and Vernon Davis had seven receptions passes for 106 yards. Running back Frank Gore rushed for 106 yards.
The 49ers performance left Bills’ head coach Chan Gailey baffled.
“I have no answers and no excuses,” Gailey said. “I don’t have the answers and I have to find the answers. That’s my job.”
The Bills defense has been dismantled over the last two weeks, first by the New England Patriots and then the 49ers. They have given up 1,201 yards during that stretch, becoming the first team to give up at least 550 yards in consecutive games in the same season since the 1950 New York Yanks.
The Bills defense is puzzled after giving up a 21-7 lead to the Patriots last week.
“After last week, I would have bet anything that we wouldn’t have come out and played like this,” linebacker Nick Barnett said. “It’s disappointing and deflating. It’s very stunning. I would not have ever imagined being in this situation with this defense.”
The score entering the second quarter was 3-3. Buffalo allowed the 49ers to score 42 unanswered points in the route.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 126 yards and an interception. He realized the brutal beating that they took against the 49ers.
“They flat-out dominated the game from end to end,” Fitzpatrick said. “We just got beat bad by a better team. There was no fancy stuff. They are who they are and they just played better.”