Gore: 'I got the job done, too'

January 12, 2013, 11:00 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- No doubt the offensive hero of the 49ers' 45-31 defeat of Green Bay was quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

All he did was rush for a record-for-a-QB 181 yards, on 16 carries, and threaten Eric Dickerson's 27-year-old postseason mark of 248 yards. But Kaepernick was not the only 49ers player running wild in the NFC divisional playoff game.

"My number got called," said running back Frank Gore, "I got the job done, too."

Indeed, don't forget about the 49ers' diminutive workhorse. Gore rushed for 119 yards, 15 more than the Packers did as a team, on 23 carries, including a two-yard TD plunge on the first play of the fourth quarter that gave the 49ers a 38-24 lead.

Perhaps most impressive was the fact that 75 of Gore's rushing yards came after halftime, when the 49ers were nursing a three-point lead.

"We just knew that we had to run the ball," Gore said.

By the time it was over, the 49ers had gashed the Packers for 323 yards on the ground as a team. So yeah, you could say San Francisco's offensive line dominated in the trenches.

"That tells you there," Gore said. "Three hundred yards?"

Yes, even Gore was amazed.