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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:36:44 CST
Five running backs were picked ahead of San Francisco star in 2005 NFL Draft
Running back's career arc mirrors 49ers' rise to threshold of Super Bowl
The 49ers couldn't handle the Giants in their own backyard of Candlestick Park, as the NFC West juggernaut lost 20-17 in overtime. Return man Kyle Williams had two costly fumbles that led to San Francisco's demise.
Quarterback Alex Smith completed 12 of 26 passes for 196 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Giants defense did a good job neutralizing...
The San Francisco 49ers had seven players chosen to the Pro Bowl, most of any team in the NFC. A victory over the Giants Sunday would have sent those seven 49ers to the Super Bowl, opening up multiple spots that would have been filled by Seahawks.Like running back, where Frank Gore would have been replaced by Marshawn Lynch. Or cornerback, where Seattle's Brandon Browner would...