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Morning Tailgate: Oct. 19

Posted by Taylor Price on October 19, 2012 – 11:59 AM

The San Francisco 49ers can enjoy a mini bye week this weekend after defeating Seattle 13-6 Thursday night at Candlestick Park.

The 49ers relied on Frank Gore to carry a heavy workload against a stingy Seahawks rush defense and the franchise’s all-time leading rusher delivered with a 16-carry, 131-yard performance against an NFC West rival.

Jim Harbaugh liked the way all of his offensive players competed throughout the team’s first division game of 2012.

“Just point to the physical play of our offensive line,” the 49ers coach said. “Coming off the ball there were some big holes. [RB] Frank [Gore] ran well. Receivers were blocking. [WR Michael Crabtree] Crab had a physical play early in the game breaking two or three tackles. But, it was just that kind of physical play. Some good plays were called and guys were feeling it and coming off the ball.”

Crabtree’s impressive body control is photographed in the image atop this blog post. Let’s take a look at all the headlines from the 49ers win.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News shares his game story from Thursday night. Inman: “Cornerback Chris Culliver offered the simplest explanation Thursday night for why the 49ers, yet again, avoided a two-game losing streak. “Because we’re the 49ers,” Culliver said after a 13-6 escape against the visiting Seattle Seahawks.”

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about Gore’s big game in his game story. Branch: “Finally, the 49ers fed Frank Gore on Thursday night and that made all the difference. After underutilizing their bell-cow back for six quarters dating back to last week, San Francisco open the second half with a Gore-centric touchdown drive and never looked back in a 13-6 win over Seattle on Thursday night at Candlestick Park.”

Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com detailed the physical encounters between Marshawn Lynch and Dashon Goldson.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee breaks down the most physical 30 minutes of football Harbaugh has ever seen.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com explains the logic in Harbaugh declining a fourth-quarter safety.

Maiocco also looked at the physical toll of Gore’s big game.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com offers his thoughts after the 49ers latest win. Sando: “The 49ers have 11 days to recover and self-scout before facing the Cardinals in a Monday night game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in a game this season. The nation might see another NFC West slugfest. The goal, then as now, will be to get out alive.”

49ers.com’s postgame coverage included a game story, a look at the 49ers staying atop the NFC West, a game notebook discussing Gore’s big effort, photos from the game and a Cover 2 video report presented by AAA.

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Joe Staley with some kind words for the 49ers Faithful.


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21 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Oct. 19”

  1. By 805faithful on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tough win thanks D.
    Good job Frank.
    A. Smith you have no vision down field. You suck!!!

  2. By dave g. on Oct 20, 2012 | Reply

    805faithful. Apparently you the one with no vision downfield. Seattle has tall physical corners that had the WRs blanketed all day. On the Moss in the backfield play, he was running for his life. Its a lot easier to see the open guy in replays on the comfort of your couch but try doing it with 300 lb lineman breathing down your neck. Always looking for someone to blame. Just enjoy the win and STFU.

  3. By JkFrrsz on Oct 20, 2012 | Reply

    If he weren’t such a mediocre QB AS would have saw it even with a 300lb lineman breathing down his neck. We all know though we dont have an elite QB, we have AS.

  4. By JkFrrsz on Oct 20, 2012 | Reply

    You all seen “The Catch” right? That guy is an elite QB. Three linemen breathing down his neck. Miss you Montana!

  5. By JkFrrsz on Oct 20, 2012 | Reply

    Thumb me down, I dont care. Its the truth. AS gets scared when a play breaks down, does not have great field of vision, and is only accurate on his check downs hoping the reciever makes yards after the catch for the first down marker.
    There was no lineman after him when Moss was wide open.

    http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Highlight_Brandon_Browner_intercepts_Alex_Smith/7916a560-5e04-4a7e-8b66-8ac68d38eeff

  6. By 805faithful on Oct 20, 2012 | Reply

    Hey undercover Raiders fan I mean Dave. Look at the film for yourself before you open your mouth. Your probably that guy at the game that gets kicked out for fighting someone that goes for same the team.

  7. By 9erdog on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    come – on kids, lets keep in down in the back seat, no fighting!

  8. By 9erdog on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    We have a great team, great coaches, but I do question our play calling, yeah I understand we have great coaches. But that doesn’t mean that I always have to agree with`em.
    We have high draft picks that even been on the field for one down, I just don’t understand it. Manningham didn’t play vs seagulls and neither did our number pick WR Jenkins,
    what gives? also like to see James carry it one time!
    WE should get everybody involved in the game, make them all part of our team, eh?

  9. By 9erdog on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    I love me 9ers, but with 50 plus years as a faithful I have the right to B i t c h every now and then. I know we are not playing up to our potential, maybe we peak 13th or 14th game not that would be something special, eh? GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  10. By abrahamer on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    ur right 9erdog it seems like one of the strenghs of the coaching staff has been utilizing everyone on the team full team effort=full team victory, and yet somehow it seems like ur lucky on this team to be put in a role, because competion is high at every position,still roleplaying can become predictible, and we need to use some of the depth on our roster to not be tired and injured come playoffs,jacobs comes to mind and lamicheal, and hunter looks awesome this year,gotta have gore fresh at the end, goooooore niners !!!

  11. By abrahamer on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    and jenkins is fast as hell wanna see him in a game soon too

  12. By abrahamer on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    im sure coach had alex watching film of that pick in red zone, so will learn from that and improve,ggggggore niners !!!!

  13. By dave g. on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    JkFrrsz & 805faithful live in a fantasy stat world where Montana & Young never had a bad game AND they actually have a nice looking girlfriend. They sound like the biggest doughboy dorks!

  14. By JkFrrsz on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sorry, but why not throw out some of your knowledgable thoughts of how we can get this team to be the most superior team in this league other than talking about my girl and calling me a doughboy?

  15. By JkFrrsz on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    what are you 12?

  16. By JkFrrsz on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    You weren’t even correct on your playcall of Moss in the backfield when he was open for Smith.

  17. By JkFrrsz on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh and by the way. I would never compare AS to Montana and Young. AS will never be the playmakers they are.Never said Montana and Young never had a bad game either.

  18. By 9erdog on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

    jkF: get it right! “The Catch” is about the catch, not the throw!
    If Clark couldn’t jump that high, who knows ,,,, I’m just saying!

  19. By garygolfer on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

    abrahamer: no disrespect meant. you want to see james and jenkins, so do a lot of us on the blog. who do you want to de-actavate on game day so they can play? just asking

  20. By dave g. on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

    JkFrrsz… you had to type 4 different blogs to make zero point. You really think it matters what thoughts anyone on these blogs have on getting this team to be superior????? Think about what that rediculously dillusional comment says about you dork.

  21. By swishAKAekibruh on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Im lovin how we playin…yea some wins werent da prettiest buh hey gotta luv how our recent seasons aint losin seasons lol i mean i kan understand why yall mad buh check it out…NINERS ARE WINNING!! i dnt kare if they blowouts or one point victories or all field goals…ASmith will step his game up come playoff time like he did last year…cant lie i ddnt always like smith buh he deserves sum luv for last season n for not fkn us over dis season so far…some tough losses buh its da nfl cant nobody go undefeated lol and plus he doesnt always get scared…he fkd buffalo over hahaha smith aint no peyton manning or tom brady but lets all be glad he aint tony romo hahahaha dude everybody on tv hates on smith…yall could atleast be some REAL FANS n support our QB…i gotcha back SMITH!!! GET EM 9ERS!!! ALL DAY!!

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