Frank Gore with the Score and Much, Much More vs. Seattle


Published: September 21, 2009

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... rival Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers enjoyed the fruits of a game plan that was low on pizazz but high on execution, with star running back Frank Gore romping through the battered Seattle front seven for 207 yards on 16 carries, and two long touchdowns.

After a brutal opener at Arizona where Gore struggled in vain to find any holes, managing only a meager 30 yards on 22 carries, 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye revealed that his playmaker called him at two in the morning on Monday, asking him what went wrong and if he'd missed any holes.

"He was looking for a hug, a rub, and a lie," was how Raye put it.

It would be a big lie indeed to say that Gore had to do anything extraordinary on either of his scores against Seattle, as basically both were perfectly blocked runs up the gut where he wasn't touched.

For the first touchdown, which came on their series after the team had already successfully driven for a field goal in their first possession, th...

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