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Alex Boone: Seahawks gave up a little bit vs. 49ers


The San Francisco 49ers earned a narrow 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, and they pretty much owned the second half. The lone touchdown drive of the game came in the third quarter, when the 49ers went on a 10-play, 86-yard drive capped by an Alex Smith 12-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker. The drive ate up 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

The Seahawks, one of the most physical teams in the NFL, were beaten at their own game.

"We just kind of felt them start to give up a little bit, and they knew that we were just going to kep running the ball on them," 49ers guard Alex Boone told the Seattle Times. "They're a tough team, very physical team, one of the best run defenses, so we knew we had to bring it."

Running back Frank Gore did run for 92 yards after halftime, and the Seahawks managed just four first downs after the break. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh called the second half the most physical 30 minutes he has seen his team play.

We didn't exactly see the white flag being waved, but there's little more frustrating than being beaten at your own game while your offense is completely stifled.

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