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49ers Frank Gore's 51-yard run grounds Seahawks, 19-17

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The 49ers’ Frank Gore saved his longest run of the season to set up the game-winning fourth quarter field goal to beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park, 19-17.

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The 49ers come-from-behind victory started on the their own 20-yard line and firmly cemented the 49ers playoff chances.

Leading 16-14, Colin Kaepernick, looking to extend the lead, threw what looked like a heart-breaking red zone interception late in the third quarter.

Fortunately, the 49ers defense was able to force Seattle into punting on the next two possessions before Steven Hauschka converted a 31-yard field goal to take the lead, 17-16.

On a 1st and 10 from the 31-yard line, Frank Gore took an inside handoff and like a fresh-legged rookie on the first day of practice, scampered through the line into the secondary 51 yards to the 49ers' 18-yard line.

Phil Dawson’s 22-yard game-winning field goal came seven plays later leaving the Seattle Seahawks, who were about to lose for only the second time this season, just 26 seconds on the clock.

Gore rushed for 110 yards and Colin Kaepernick was 15 for 29 with 175 passing yards, one touchdown pass and a deflating interception.

Vernon Davis scored the only 49ers’ touchdown just before the end on the first half that broke the string of three Phil Dawson field goals that had accounted for all the 49ers’ scoring.

Dawson converted 4 of 4 field goals giving him 20 consecutive converted field goals for 49ers franchise record supplanting Joe Nedney who had 18 straight in 2006-’07.

The 49ers are now 9-4; Seattle 11-2 already having clinched a playoff spot in the NFC West.



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