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Friday, November 03, 2006

Key match up

49ers RB Frank Gore versus Vikings D.

49ers QB Alex Smith is developing nicely. But he'll be without his best offensive weapon, rookie TE Vernon Davis, and his receivers are pretty unimpressive, although Antonio Bryant does average a surprising 18.2 yards per catch.

But it is Gore that makes the 49ers offense go. He's fifth in the NFL in rushing, with 631 yards and three touchdowns, but he also has 26 catches for 211 yards, which places him sixth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage.

He's not a blazer. But he's versatile, and he's explosive enough.

The Vikings want to limit him, and pressure the young Smith, who is apt to make errors.


Blogger 13x420 said...

Gore is a stud. We need to shut him down and actually score a touchdown or two on offense early to keep control of the game.

Once Alex Smith is forced to throw in a comeback attempt, our defense will pressure him into errors.

An early lead is pretty important this week I think.

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