San Francisco took over on their own 35 and opened the set of downs with an incomplete Alex Smith pass intended for Michael Crabtree. Smith handed the ball off to Frank Gore, who picked up three yards up the middle. Smith then took a snap out of shotgun and was wrapped up for a sack and a big loss. The three-and-out led to a San Francisco punt with under five minutes left in regulation.
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