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49ers leading rusher Frank Gore
Yes, I know it’s corny but this article will be entirely devoted to the 49ers ability to run the football.
Here’s a team who is still trotting Alex Smith out at quarterback after a host of unsuccessful seasons. You figured Gore and the run game would be important and they have- especially for Smith and the passing attack.
In six games Frank Gore has 541 yards on the ground. San Fran is the #5 rushing offense. Perhaps the most important aspect of the run is that it sets up the pass. The past few weeks, a lot of short yardage 3rd down conversions through the air have helped the 49ers in routing the Bucs and squeaking by the Lions
Let’s put the run game’s success in perspective. 2 of the 4 teams on top of the 49ers in Avg. rush yards per game are the Vikings and the Eagles. The eagles have Michael Vick- a virtual 2nd running back. In fact, Vick is outrushing the Tennessee Titans entire team with his 372 yards. The Vikings as everyone well knows ...
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For this week’s Beasts and *******, we thought about it long and hard and decided no one on the 49ers would be a *****. Despite the offensive struggles and the 15 penalties. The team was down 10 in a hostile environment, and committed 15 penalties and overcame that to win their third road game in a row. All the 49ers are Beasts this week, but we’ll single out those that really...
The 49ers scored 10 points in the last 1:51 of the game yesterday to steal an impressive road win over the Lions. Alex Smith was in game manager mode as he completed 17 of 32 passes for 125 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 INT. Frank Gore led the way on the ground for the Niners in this game with 141 yards on 15 carries (9.4 ypc) with 1 TD run. Kendall Hunter pitched in with 33 yards...
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