The most complimentary thing that can be said about the San Francisco 49ers' offense, in the midst of one of the least exciting performances in NFL playoff history: at least the trick plays are failing spectacularly.
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Gore would have one-tenth as many pass attempts as he does rushes, but that throwback was deemed a backward pass, meaning that Smith's stumbling failure to do anything with it goes on his stat line as a loss of yardage. Letting Gore carry the ball? That would make too much sense.