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Frank Gore's attempts per game are slightly down in 2012, but he and the 49ers backfield are performing well.
The San Francisco 49ers have one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL and while running back Frank Gore is still a major part of the ground attack, he may not be playing as big of a role as in years past.
Gore is averaging 81.5 rushing yards per game and 16.5 rushing attempts per game as the 49ers have gotten Kendall Hunter and others involved. While some veterans would be upset over even a slight decline in touches, Gore is relishing the backfield distribution.
"It's cool. Show different schemes, it probably makes it easier for me, you know?" Gore said, according to CSN Bay Area.
Gore averaged 18.0 rushing attempts per game over the last two seasons, so he's only seen a slight decrease in workload. However, with Hunter and others performing well, it may have opened things up for Gore who is averaging 4.9 yards per attempt so far this season. That is a significant increase over the 4.3 and 4.2 yards per attempt he's averaged over the last two seasons.