Offense: The 49ers don’t get many “chunk” plays, but they get a huge one – Frank Gore’s 51-yard run – when they need it most. Colin Kaepernick is solid but again gets little help beyond Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. Grade: B
Richard Sherman last night said Michael Crabtree's addition had no impact on Sunday's outcome. It didn't make a difference at all," the Seahawks cornerback insisted.
The 49ers’ game-sealing defensive play was made by a cornerback who at one point Sunday appeared to get knocked out of the contest and perhaps next week’s game against Tampa Bay as well.
Facing third and 7 at the Seattle 15-yard line and wanting to shave precious seconds off the clock, Kaepernick rolled to his left, picked up blocks from wide receiver Mario Manningham, guard Adam Snyder and left tackle Joe Staley and dived for the first down.
Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.