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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Frank Gore, Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree pulled off the kind of grind-it-out win Jim Harbaugh wants to see during the December stretch run.
Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.
Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run and Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth straight start since being promoted over Alex Smith.
NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith added two more to his total for 19 12, passing Fred Dean's franchise-best single-season mark of 17 12 set in 1983. Smith also moved within three sacks of Michael Strahan's seasonal NFL record set in 2001 with the New York Giants.
Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 93 yards and rookie LaMichael James ran for 30 yards in a solid NFL debut for the 49ers (9-3-1), who kept hold on the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind Atlanta.
Anthony Fasano made a diving 3-yard touchdown catch for Miami (5-8) midway through the fourth quarter on a perfect pass from Ryan Tannehill. Fasano's right knee landed in the end zone as he fell out of bounds under pressure from safety Donte Whitner.
Miami went for it on fourth-and-10 from the 35 with 4:16 remaining and Tannehill overthrew Marlon Moore on the left sideline.
The sold-out crowd at Candlestick Park was treated to a spectacular, clear Bay Area day. The football didn't quite live up to it until the Dolphins made things interesting late.
Harbaugh's NFC West-leading Niners hardly looked like a power for most of the afternoon against overmatched Miami -- who Harbaugh considered coaching before accepting a 25 million, five-year contract with San Francisco in January 2011.
The 49ers took advantage of a special teams blunder to end a five-quarter stretch without a touchdown. Marcus Thigpen fumbled trying to catch Andy Lee's punt early in the third quarter, and C.J. Spillman recovered on the Dolphins 9 to set up Gore's short TD burst.
Cameron Wake had three first-half sacks to highlight a lackluster day by the Dolphins. On offense, rookie quarterback Tannehill faced constant pressure.
Dan Carpenter kicked a 53-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Dolphins and also an earlier 28-yarder. Miami was held to 227 total yards.
San Francisco went on fourth-and-1 on the 38 late in the third quarter and Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith was called for pass interference against Crabtree. Dixon scored his second touchdown of the season five plays later.
Harbaugh stuck with Kaepernick a week after a 16-13 overtime loss at St. Louis, and the second-year pro delivered with an 18-for-23 day and 100.2 passer rating.
David Akers' 30-yard field goal in the second quarter tied the game at 3, then he kicked a 37-yarder as time expired before halftime. The 49ers led 6-3 at halftime.
San Francisco lost defensive lineman and special teams standout Demarcus Dobbs to a right knee injury in the first half. He was carted off the field. Dobbs returned to the field after missing the trip to St. Louis following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
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Over the weekend, the San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 9-3-1 with a 27-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
49ers running back Frank Gore accounted for 64 yards and a touchdown in the win but Frank's play on the field might have been overshadowed by his choice of wardrobe after the game.
Check out this picture of Gore wearing a "dead Miami Dolphins logo...
49ers running back Frank Gore was spotted in the locker room following San Fran’s 27-13 victory on Sunday wearing this questionable sweatshirt that featured the Miami Dolphins logo on it, albeit upside down and deceased. I say questionable not because he wore it after beating Miami, but because I though dolphin attire was out this year. Wasn’t the 2012 fashion season supposed...
49ers running back Frank Gore was pretty confident that the 49ers would beat the Dolphins on Sunday. So confident that he packed a hoodie with that displayed a dead Dolphins logo on it.
Predictably, the hoodie was a hit in 49ers locker room and Gore was sure to let journalists like Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee get a good photo of the hoodie.
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The post Frank...
Yeah, that would be how to rub it in.
Frank Gore notched his sixth season with 1,000 or more rushing yards Sunday, and he also piled up 63 yards rushing and 22 yards receiving plus a touchdown to lead the 49ers past the Dolphins 27-13.
But if he and his team’s dominance weren’t conveyed well enough by his stat line and the scoreboard, Gore’s getup after the game certainly told...
49′ers Running back Frank Gore knew the perfect occasion to rock his “Pink Dolphin” hoodie that features an upside down dolphin rocking a helmet, when they played the Miami Dolphins of course. It wasn’t an accident and worked out well considering they got the W and Gore scored a touchdown and rushed for 85 yards. [...]
After the Dolphins 2nd straight loss they assured themselves a fourth straight non-winning season, and sixth in seven years.
While Dolphins fans have to hold their heads up high and hope for a bright future, it might be hard to remain confident with Jeff Ireland still calling the shot.
Perhaps the Dolphins need some of the confidence that Frank Gore showed by having a Dolphins...
The 49ers are undergoing something of a transformation at running back these days. No, nothing has changed with the team’s featured back. Frank Gore remains a stalwart workhorse in the midst of a record-setting season that’s defining him as one of the greatest RBs in franchise history. But the backup situation behind him is taking on a whole new look.
Running back Frank Gore and cornerback Tarell Brown took a little time off to heal nagging injuries this week, but both are expected to play when the San Francisco 49ers host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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Frank Gore quickly gave credit to rookie LaMichael James for an impressive NFL debut - and for taking some pressure off the three-time Pro Bowler in the process.
Anthony Dixon is doing his part for San Francisco, too.
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Frank Gore made his way through San Francisco's winning locker room and offered a public shoutout to linebacker and NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith.
''Couple more, baby! Couple more, baby!'' Gore hollered.
Gore is taking charge on the 49ers offense, with Smith wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks for the defense.
Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached...
The San Francisco 49ers tweeted Monday that running back Brandon Jacobs has been suspended for the final three games of the regular season.
The #49ers have suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the 2012 regular season.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 10, 2012
The 49ers haven't said exactly why they're suspending Jacobs. They could have...
The NFL’s number two rushing offense entered the game debuting a new back up and an off-season beast of an acquisition “rotting away.” As much as any team would want to give Frank Gore the rock for 25 to 30 carries a game, the San Francisco 49ers understand how much they need their workhorse down the back stretch of the 2012 season. With backups Kendall Hunter on IR and Brandon...
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Colin Kaepernick finished the day 18 of 23 for 183 and no touchdowns or interceptions. It was very Alexesque, that is until he scored a touchdown on a 50 yard run...