San Francisco running back Frank Gore had a huge game on Monday night in leading the 49ers to a surprise 24-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Today the league announced that Gore has been named NFC offensive player of the week for his efforts.
Gore had 167 rushing yards, including 104 yards on 13 carries in the first half to help the 49ers jump out to a 17-0 halftime lead in a game that they’d control from start to finish. His two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter sealed the win.
This is Gore’s fifth offensive player of the week award, and his second in 2009. He was also received the honor in Week Two of this season.
Despite missing two games because of injury, Gore is 165 yards away from his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season.