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Frank Gore’s fifth straight 100-yard game leads 49ers’ win

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The 49ers are closing in on the NFC West title, with Frank Gore leading the way.

Gore topped 100 rushing yards for the fifth consecutive game — something no one had ever done in 49ers history — and San Francisco cruised past the Redskins, 19-11 in Washington.

The 49ers improved to 7-1 with the victory, and with the Seahawks losing to the Cowboys and dropping to 2-6, the 49ers already have a whopping five-game lead in the NFC West. They should wrap up the division title by the end of the month.

About the only thing the Redskins could do on Sunday was have John Beck dump the ball off to running back Roy Helu, who caught a Redskins franchise-record 14 passes, for 105 yards.

The game wasn’t particularly exciting, and the 49ers aren’t exactly a thrilling team, but they’re a lot better than the 3-5 Redskins, and a lot better than the rest of their division. There’s little doubt that San Francisco will host a playoff game in January. Maybe more than one.

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41 Responses to “Frank Gore’s fifth straight 100-yard game leads 49ers’ win”
  1. realnflmaster says: Nov 6, 2011 4:10 PM

    Where you at Jets haters? Bring on the 49ers anybody who thinks they’re gonna disrespect us like NE last playoffs, like buffalo todays and see what happens!

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS WOOOOO!

  2. ninerboi says: Nov 6, 2011 4:12 PM

    After so much frustration…the Niners are back…so proud of my team.

  3. cletusvandam says: Nov 6, 2011 4:13 PM

    Love my Niners, but I wish we had just a little more in the passing game.

  4. truthpwns says: Nov 6, 2011 4:15 PM

    Niners will wrap up the NFC West before Thanksgiving. hilarious when you think that they will have only played TWO division games up until then.

  5. cobrala2 says: Nov 6, 2011 4:15 PM

    Niners sure look well-coached.
    Tough D, smash-mouth run game… looks like classic smashmouth football. Never a surprise such teams win.

  6. dirtyjersey9er says: Nov 6, 2011 4:20 PM

    @realnflmaster

    Frank Gore would run all over the Jets D. Their run D isn’t as good this year without Ellis and Jenkins on that line. And the Jets won in spite of Sanchez so no room to talk.

    As for the 49ers game it was an ugly win and could have been a trap game but fortunately John Beck plays QB for the Redskins.

  7. dirtyjersey9er says: Nov 6, 2011 4:21 PM

    @realnflmaster

    And I watch a lot of Jets games being from NJ and have seen what RBs have done to the Jets this season.

  8. danospleasanton says: Nov 6, 2011 4:24 PM

    A win on the road against a decent D…I’ll take it! Way to go 9ERS!!

  9. goldrush36 says: Nov 6, 2011 4:30 PM

    @realnflmaster

    Hate to break it to you, but the Jets will be sitting at home when the playoffs start

  10. bobbyyyd says: Nov 6, 2011 4:34 PM

    I am not a niner fan, but I could see this team competing for a championship this season. They will be a tuff team to beat at home in the playoffs. This team is my sleeper pick for the NFC.

  11. kwk69 says: Nov 6, 2011 4:38 PM

    How about them Redskins!!!!! LOL!

  12. das14 says: Nov 6, 2011 4:39 PM

    Something is happening here. I’m not going out on a limb though.

  13. cowboyhater says: Nov 6, 2011 4:48 PM

    Really skins?!! It’s just the same ole’ same ole’ year in and year out. Been a fan since ’79, and it just doesn’t get any easier since the Gibbs era #1. After he retired, it’s just been a horribly run franchise. Congrats 49′ers, game well played. As a skins fan, I’ll just keep taking it from the haters as it’s definitely deserved. I’m quite embarrassed today.

  14. metrocritical says: Nov 6, 2011 4:49 PM

    The 49s’ season is a testament to the coaching skills of Jim Harbaugh and staff as much as it is an indictment of the previous staff’s lack of ability. Imagine what this team could be with a qb that was more than a slightly competent caretaker.

    realnflmaster: your comment draws an objection as to relevance as well as grammar, structure and insight. Stick to Jet related stories until your team’s posterior cashes one of the significant checks that its foul mouth keeps writing.

    p.s. I’m not an SF fan

  15. glebbak says: Nov 6, 2011 4:49 PM

    If I had to guess, i’d agree with Gold. Then again, they’ve gotten farther than I thought 2 years in a row.
    Shrug

  16. glebbak says: Nov 6, 2011 4:56 PM

    Redskins will not be doing anything for a long time. Shanahan was a typical big name, not anything special performance coach. Oh, and they gave him tons of power too. GJ..
    No solution at QB, mediocre RB’s, and only moss to be a threat. Yikes..GL, and thanks for a crappy product as usual Snider.

  17. theysone says: Nov 6, 2011 5:07 PM

    Redskins defense played pretty well. Decent front 7, the outsides are excellent. The middle of the D needs a little work though.

  18. P_Willy says: Nov 6, 2011 5:12 PM

    Redskins fans – hard fought battle today. Without ur #1 back and #1 reciever – minus cooley – you guys did a hell of a job. This game was closer than i thought it would be, which is a testament to how you guys played. Also, having Beck in there isn’t easy either. Your defense is very good. Thanks to the skin’s fans who’ve remained classy throughout. All the best for the rest of the season. We’ve waited 8 years – i’m sure your time will come soon.

  19. dirtyjersey9er says: Nov 6, 2011 5:18 PM

    @glebbak

    Helu looks promising but if the commentators are right in what they said about how Shanny is building this team the offense will get help soon.

  20. wethog66 says: Nov 6, 2011 5:41 PM

    As a Skins fan its just another frustrating, but expected, loss. The Defense played good all game, but the offense is very challenged.

    But hey, it is what it is. Defense got the help this past offseason, and it shows. The offense is next with out a doubt. 2nd year of a 5 year, long over due, rebuild. I can suck it up for this year. Just hope a good chunk of those good underclassman QB’s come out in this years draft.

  21. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 6, 2011 5:42 PM

    realnflmaster says: Bring on the 49ers anybody who thinks they’re gonna disrespect us like NE last playoffs, like buffalo todays and see what happens!
    ————-
    Be careful what you wish for.

  22. stevemrose says: Nov 6, 2011 5:48 PM

    OK- so the skins are not what they used to be and we’ve been through a bunch of coaches and players.

    Let’s look at today’s stats for the QBs:

    Beck: 30/47 = 64% completion for 254 yards
    Smith: 17/24 = 70% completion for 197 yards

    What were the deciding factors:

    Turnovers
    No running game for the Skins
    Top receivers out

    Am I making excuses- no. BUT, at least Beck can move out of the pocket. He needs protection and he needs to hone his ability to see open receivers. Will he make it- only time will tell but as a DC native who has watched them my whole life (and I’m 60 now) this isn’t the worst I have seen and maybe Beck will make it.

    Just saying.

  23. deangelo23hall says: Nov 6, 2011 5:53 PM

    Man, It’s hard seeing my Skins lose every week, but hopefully things will turn around soon. Niners have been, there, Detroit has been there, Miami has been there, St. Louis has been there, I guess it’s just our turn. Hopefully a Pheonix will arise from the ashes…. one day….

  24. smellmyface says: Nov 6, 2011 6:00 PM

    @glebbak

    Stop listening to the radio to get your opinion on the Redskins. You saying Shanahan isnt a good coach shows just how clueless you are. They have no QB period. He drafted last year for the defence.

    They have been crap for 10 years and you think Shanahan should take them right to the playoffs??

    Its a little hard to judge the recievers when the have a QB that probably wouldnt make a UFL roster.

  25. Deb says: Nov 6, 2011 6:35 PM

    Do you suppose the Harbaugh brothers have talked about the possibility they could face each other in the Super Bowl?

    Do you suppose it’s occurred to John that Jim could get to a Super Bowl before he does?

  26. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Nov 6, 2011 6:45 PM

    I think it’s funny how in the beginning of the season, NONE of the niners fans here on PFT wanted the team to resign Gore to a big contract. Looks like its paying off in spite of all the fans who were ready to give him the boot.

  27. weneedlinemen42 says: Nov 6, 2011 7:37 PM

    I almost got the impression that the 49ers were either holding back to avoid humiliating us or they were struggling to pick themselves up to go hard against a team that seemed determined to self – destruct.

    The 49ers look a decent team but didn’t look on form today. Then again, they didn’t have to.

    I kind of feel sorry for Beck. He isn’t accurate, but he isn’t being helped out by receivers who keep dropping catchable balls. He is slow making decisions but at the moment I can’t blame him. His receivers aren’t attacking the ball. They’re being out competed by defenders time and time again. On those occasions when our receivers are beating people, it’s on deep routes that take so long to develop that Beck is often running for his life after his offensive line has allowed multiple defenders into the pocket.

    There are some positives. Young players are getting some reps. They’re screwing up when they get them but they are at least getting some.

    Well, you can learn from your mistakes. So, on the bright side our offense has the opportunity to learn a great deal from this game.

    Congratulations to the 49ers. They look a sound team that should be able to compete in cold weather. One can only help that the Skins will be able to follow you out of the wilderness next year.

  28. biggiep says: Nov 6, 2011 7:44 PM

    stevemrose says: Nov 6, 2011 5:48 PM

    OK- so the skins are not what they used to be and we’ve been through a bunch of coaches and players.

    Let’s look at today’s stats for the QBs:

    Beck: 30/47 = 64% completion for 254 yards
    Smith: 17/24 = 70% completion for 197 yards

    ————————————————

    ^idiot posting right there.

    “No running game” means Beck has more opportunities to throw. As your crappy, product of nepotism OC abandons the run to throw, Beck has more opportunities to get yards. Beck had 47 attempts, Smith 24. Does Smith tell the OC, “I suck so try to give me at least 20 less attempts than John Beck?”

    Beck has more yards – more yards because 112 of them came on that last desperation drive from the Redskins while the 49ers were playing prevent. If you knew anything about football you’d know it is easy to make 10-20 yard completions against prevent since it is only designed to stop the big play.

    When it mattered, Beck didn’t do squat. It is understandable given what he had to work with and how good SF’s defense is? Possibly. Either way, don’t compare him to Alex Smith as if his stats were better or more meaningful today.

    (P.S. Beck’s yards-per-throw average were way worse than Smith’s.)

  29. biggiep says: Nov 6, 2011 7:46 PM

    Oh yea, that guy also forgot to mention conveniently that Beck threw an interception.

  30. 49erlifer says: Nov 6, 2011 8:22 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    Nov 6, 2011 4:10 PM
    Where you at Jets haters? Bring on the 49ers anybody who thinks they’re gonna disrespect us like NE last playoffs, like buffalo todays and see what happens!

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS WOOOOO!

    I didnt know the Jets had haters Jets Suck

  31. niners1986 says: Nov 6, 2011 9:34 PM

    Just wanted to put my two cents in. Ok well besides the fact that the niners are undefeated on the road they have an average qb. I hated alex smith before and I still do. Scared to take chances scared to make mistakes. He’s obviously limited. But there doing whatever it takes to win. Road games are never easy. A win is a win. I’ve seen good teams lose on the road to garbage teams .(saints vs rams) so stop hating. Really. It ain’t gonna make your team any better. Ok bye

  32. jfd117 says: Nov 6, 2011 9:36 PM

    Good to see the 9ers beating the teams they should beat. But they remain “pretenders”. WIll get a top seed in the NFC, but will be watching the Super Bowl on TV, like I will be. Doubt they make the playoffs next year in the “tough” NFC West.

    If my sister’s flag football team played in the NFC West, they would also be 7-1.

  33. goldrush36 says: Nov 6, 2011 10:39 PM

    jfd117 says: Nov 6, 2011 9:36 PM

    Good to see the 9ers beating the teams they should beat. But they remain “pretenders”. WIll get a top seed in the NFC, but will be watching the Super Bowl on TV, like I will be. Doubt they make the playoffs next year in the “tough” NFC West.

    If my sister’s flag football team played in the NFC West, they would also be 7-1.

    __________________________________________

    There really should be a non retard requisite to post here. I will make this extra extra simple for you. 49ers are 6-1 OUTSIDE the NFCW 1-0 within the division…. Translation 5 more games to go which at this point should at very least guarantee us a 11-5 season at the minimum. That’s with a 1 game buffer for the division and losing every other non division game…… so keep on crying

  34. nyyankeedave says: Nov 6, 2011 10:50 PM

    @jfd117

    BTW – In case you just started following the NFL TODAY, and for the millionth time, the Niners have played only 1 – ONE-game against the NFC WEST – They’re 6-1 against the rest of the league – Now if you’re still in denial, then you must really be special. P.S.-and I’m a Jets fan!

  35. niners1986 says: Nov 6, 2011 10:55 PM

    Niners 14-2. I’ll post it every week. Niners are the under dog . If I wasn’t a niner fan I would doubt too but ive seen this teen progress and were doing thing. So can’t wait to shut up all the doubters. Can’t wait to face the packers and show them how a real defense place. Not like the chargers lol. Chock artists. The cowboys of the afc lol

  36. otsy66 says: Nov 7, 2011 12:01 PM

    smellmyface says:
    Nov 6, 2011 6:00 PM
    @glebbak

    Stop listening to the radio to get your opinion on the Redskins. You saying Shanahan isnt a good coach shows just how clueless you are. They have no QB period. He drafted last year for the defence.

    They have been crap for 10 years and you think Shanahan should take them right to the playoffs??
    ——————————–

    Hmmm, 49ers crappy for years and their new coach is on the verge of taking them to the playoffs with Alex Smith……………..

  37. sixjak says: Nov 7, 2011 1:25 PM

    The 9ers did bring in some new talent but most of the starters from last year are the starters this year so yeah, you kinda have to look at the elephant in the room: Coaching.

    Having suffered through endless EST games where the 9ers just looked lost as well as Neanderthal-esqe game plans with no in-game adjustments, Harbaugh’s attention to detail is refreshing.

  38. marcsasharc says: Nov 7, 2011 1:33 PM

    49er haters are so mad! i love it.

  39. keepthisrealbro says: Nov 8, 2011 2:22 AM

    dating back to the raiders game last year (and excluding the game he came in for mop up duty vs the rams) alex has 18 td’s 3 ints and 97.1 rating

  40. eacuna05 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:33 AM

    All of the so-called NFL experts should go back and review their comments saying the 49ers were going to have the hardest time adjusting because of the lockout.

    All the credit goes to Harbaugh and his staff for teaching 53 men to play as one team.

    As Patrick Willis said two weeks ago, “We’re more concerned with where gonna be at the end of this season. We’re not satisfied being 5-1.”

  41. n0hopeleft says: Nov 9, 2011 10:01 AM

    Alex Smith = Checkdown Charlie

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