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49ers can set two records on Sunday vs. Patriots


San Francisco 49ers fans will always remember the 2016 season — and not for reasons team CEO Jed York had hoped.

The 49ers (1-8) are 14-point home underdogs to New England on Sunday. Levi’s Stadium is expected to invaded with Patriots jerseys.

Two records are on the line for tomorrow’s game; one bad and one good.

Chip Kelly is looking to avoid becoming the first 49ers coach in franchise history to lose nine straight games.

The 49ers lost nine straight games in 1978, but fired coach Pete McCulley during the losing streak and replaced him with Fred O’Connor. The team finished 2-14 that season before hiring Bill Walsh as its next head coach.

Kicker Phil Dawson has a chance to be on the right side of history Sunday. His next made field goal will be his 400th, where he’ll be the 10th member to join the exclusive club.


1. Morten Andersen       565

2. Gary Anderson           538

3. Adam Vinatieri           522-*

4. Jason Hanson            495

5. John Carney              478

6. Matt Stover               471

7. John Kasay                461

8. Jason Elam                436

9. Sebastian Janikowski  401-*

10. Phil Dawson             399-*

Dawson is 13/14 on kicks this season, and you can easily make the argument he’s been the best player on the 49ers’s roster.


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