A career game from Frank Gore aided the 49ers in defeating the Seattle Sea Hawks 23-10 Sunday afternoon in front of 69,732 fans at Candlestick Park.
The 49ers talented running back totaled a career-best 246 combined rushing and receiving yards, thanks to 79- and 80-yard touchdown runs.
And while Gore’s work was certainly impressive, it was the performance of the rest of the 49ers offense that caught Mike Singletary’s attention.
“We left too much on the table,” the 49ers head coach said after the game. “We have to do a better job on third-and-long. We have to do a better job of overall cleaning it up, so that we can compete with anyone.”
But Singletary didn’t want his postgame comments to take away from his team’s accomplishment.
“I don’t want to come in here and make it sound like we should have beaten them by more. I don’t want to do that,” he said. “I am thankful that we won the game. I just think that we have to do a better job of finishing.”
After struggling on the ground in the season opener in Arizona, the 49ers racked up 256 yards against their second consecutive NFC West opponent. The success in the running game also resulted in a nearly 10 minute gap in the teams’ time of possession.
However, the 49ers only totaled 16 first downs, three less than Seattle. But with Gore cashing in with his two long scores, that didn’t really matter.
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