San Francisco 13, Seattle 6

Recap: San Francisco vs. Seattle San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Delanie Walker's touchdown catch in the third quarter proved to be the winning score as San Francisco took a 13-6 win over Seattle in a tough battle at Candlestick Park. Frank Gore provided most of the yards for the 49ers (5-2) as he totaled 131 yards on 16 carries and added five catches for 51 yards to help the team bounce back from last week's rout at the hands of the Giants. Alex Smith was 14-for-23 with 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception while David Akers kicked a pair of field goals for San Francisco, which moved into the top spot in the NFC West with the victory. "I was expecting a close, physical game because that's how both our games were last year," Smith said. "I didn't expect a big stat game, but this was a really tough one that we had tonight.





Frank Gore tries to outrun Father Time





- Alex Smith: 20 of 26, 211 yards, 2 TDs - Frank Gore: 16 carries, 112 yards, TD - Michael Crabtree: seven catches, 76 yards Week 2 27-19 win vs. Detroit Alex Smith turned in another impressive performance while the defense kept Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson from hooking up for a big play. - Alex Smith: 20 of 31, 226 yards, 2 TDs - Frank Gore: 17 carries, 89 yards, TD - Vernon Davis: five catches, 73 yards, TD Week 3 24-13 loss at Minnesota The 49ers finally showed a chink in their armor, turning the ball over three times. The defense limited Adrian Peterson to 86 yards, but Christian Ponder's two touchdown passes were the difference. - Alex Smith: 24 of 35, 204 yards, TD, INT - Frank Gore: 12 carries, 63 yards - Vernon Davis: five catches, 53 yards, TD Week 4 34-0 win at New York Jets San Francisco bounced back from the Week 3 loss to humiliate the Jets at the Meadowlands. The 49ers rushed for 247 yards, forced four turnovers and held New York to 145 yards of total offense.





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The answer is not a simple one. On one hand, the general history of the NFL tells us that 28 is considered old for a running back, and getting anything after that is gravy. On the other, however, is the history of Gore. And that history is one that has shown his ability to overcome anything football can throw at him. Jamie Squire/Getty Images Let's take his career at the University of Miami as an example. After making a huge splash his freshman year in 2001 and overtaking teammate Willis McGahee atop the depth chart in 2002, Gore tore his ACL before he even had a chance to take a snap that season. While he returned the year after and had decent production, it was clear that missing a year of football had hurt his draft stock. Gore was damaged goods.





Frank Gore flattered by Gregg Williams' bounty mandate





He caught 12 passes from No. 7 in addition to his two-touchdown and multiple 100-yard playoff performances as well. Harry How/Getty Images These two were quite the duo in the 2012 postseason. In comparison, Kendall Hunters experience with Kaepernick added up to just nine carries and one reception. A notable touchdown run notwithstanding, Hunter didnt have the chance to grow with his quarterback in the same way Gore did. Hunters torn Achilles tendon has continued to impede his development with Kap up to this point due to the lengthy recovery process, though he will be at training camp, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.





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Pizack, AP Fullscreen XXII: Doug Williams was named MVP after going 18 of 29 for 340 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Redskins' 42-10 win over the Broncos, on his way to becoming the first African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Elise Amendola, AP Fullscreen XXIII: To finish off what could be the greatest drive in Super Bowl history, Joe Montana connected with John Taylor for the game-winning 10-yard touchdown with 34 seconds remaining to give the 49ers a 20-16 win over the Bengals. The play, a the culmination of an 11-play, 92-yard drive that began with 3 minutes and 10 seconds, gave San Francisco its third championship of the decade, cementing the franchise as the team of 1980s. Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen XXIV: As part of the most lopsided win in Super Bowl history, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice put on a show for the ages. Montana was 22 of 29 for 297 yards and a then-record five touchdowns, and Rice had seven catches for 148 yards and a record three touchdown catches in the 49ers' 55-10 victory over the Broncos, giving San Francisco its fourth championship of the 1980s. Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports XXV: Two words Bills fans always will cringe at: "wide right". Because that's where Scott Norwood's 47-yard field goal sailed with 8 seconds remaining to give the Giants a 20-19 victory. Chris O'Meara, AP Fullscreen XXVII: The Cowboys' 52-17 win over the Bills was laughable, but nothing about the game was as funny as Leon Lett's showboating just before the goal line on a fumble return and Don Beebe slapping the ball out of his hands. Chris O'Meara, AP XXIX: Steve Young needed to get the monkey off his back, and he did in the biggest way, going 24 of 36 for 325 yards and six touchdowns, breaking Joe Montana's record, in the 49ers' 49-26 thrashing of the Chargers. George Rose, Getty Images Fullscreen XXX: With the Cowboys clinging to a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter, Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown came up with the second interception of the game, which was critical to Dallas holding on for a 27-17 win over the Steelers. Brown was the first cornerback to ever be named the game's MVP. Susan Ragan, AP Fullscreen XXXI: In the third quarter, the Patriots cut the lead to 27-21, but on the ensuing kickoff Packers return man Desmond Howard took the ensuing kickoff a Super Bowl record 99 yards for a touchdown to help Green Bay hold on for the 35-21 win.





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Jun 14, 2013 9:01 AM Ive learned through many Fantasy Football drafts not to bet against this guy. goldrush36 says: Jun 14, 2013 9:11 AM Ultimate professional but he has lost a bit in his step. Fortunately even with that lost step he is still a top back. If anyone can beat father time its probably him, but if Lattimore is ready to go next year it will probably mark the end of Franks career as a niner paythevig says: Jun 14, 2013 11:33 AM The Inconvenient Truth! This man has been remarkable ever since he stepped onto the field. I only wish he was able to enjoy success earlier on in his career. 100% Heart; he really loves the game and is a very smart player. You never have to worry about his effort.