Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/12
At Candlestick Park on Thursday Night, the 49ers and Seahawks matched defensive efforts in slugfest in San Francisco. Tough, hard-nosed football was on display, with each team laying the wood on each other with big hits and crunching defensive play.In games like this, usually one or two mistakes will make all the difference in the world. There can be no miscues or untimely turnovers, as these typically will be the flat tire on the road to victory.The Hero of the Game belongs to San Francisco Running Back Frank Gore. Remember that movie Old School, in which actor Will Ferrell's nickname was 'Frank the Tank', well Mr. Gore borrowed that nickname Thursday in San Francisco.Gore rushed for 131 bruising yards, most into the teeth of the Seattle defense. Gore also added 51 yards receiving, clearly being the focal point and production leader for the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.With a national television audience watching the key NFC match-up, Frank Gore and company took over sole ...
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