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Seahawks vs. 49ers 2012: Frank Gore, second half adjustments key win

The 49ers trailed at the half but allowed zero points during the game's final 30 minutes.


The San Francisco 49ers won a hard-nosed defensive contest against the Seattle Seahawks by the score of 13-6on Thursday night and improved to 5-2 on the season. The win came down to the play of running back Frank Gore and the second half adjustments made by coach Jim Harbaugh, according to David Fucillo of SB Nation's San Francisco 49ers blog, Niners Nation.

After entering halftime trailing, 6-3, the 49ers did not allow the Seahawks to score a single point in the game's final 30 minutes. The adjustments made at halftime told the story, according to Fucillo:

"The 49ers could not have looked much worse in the first half, as they could get nothing going on offense, and the defense was getting gashed by Marshawn Lynch. Fortunately, the team figured some things out in the locker room and controlled much of the second half."

In addition to stout play from the defense, Gore powered the 49ers offense. The bruising running back picked up 131 yards on 16 carries:

"Frank Gore thoroughly dominated the Seahawks on the ground ... It was incredibly frustrating seeing the 49ers go away from the run for much of the second quarter, but thankfully they realized the error of their ways in the second half."

The 49ers return to action in Week 8 with a divisional matchup against the 4-2 Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

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