NFL Scores Week 8, Browns Vs. 49ers: San Francisco Continues Winning Ways Behind Frank Gore

San Francisco continued its stellar 2011 with a perfunctory victory over the lowly Browns in Week 8.

The San Francisco 49ers aren't much on winning pretty. But riding Frank Gore is a pretty good way for the Niners to keep winning: he rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown, and San Francisco kept Cleveland's offense under wraps in a 20-10 Week 8 win.

Gore's running was the heart of the Niners offense, but Alex Smith's renaissance as a competent game manager also continues apace. The former No. 1 NFL Draft pick threw for 177 yards and a touchdown, and made no glaring errors.

In fairness, Colt McCoy had a monopoly on those. He fumbled four times, losing one, and also threw an interception. And without a competent running game (five Browns runners combined for 66 yards), McCoy was left to compensate by throwing. With 241 yards and a touchdown on 22 completions, he fell a bit short.

The Browns never got closer than seven points after San Francisco's opening drive.

San Francisco improves to 6-1 on the season with the victory; Cleveland falls to 3-4 on the year with the loss.

For more on the 49ers, visit Niners Nation. For more on the Browns, visit Dawgs By Nature. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 8's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 8 NFL news and scores and Week 8 fantasy stats, and Week 8 NFL highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and hit SB Nation's NFL hub for plenty more.

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