The 49ers got a big stop following the Alex Smith-Vernon Davis touchdown that put them back on top in the third quarter. They started their drive at their own 26 and gave the ball to Frank Gore for a short gain of three yards. Alex Smith had a short pass on play action that was intended for Gore tipped by the New York defenders and fall incomplete. Smith was forced out of the pocket and threw to Gore, who gained five yards, but not enough for the first down. The Niners had gone three-and-out and were forced to punt yet again.
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