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Gore, Kaepernick lead 49ers past Dolphins

  • By Associated Press
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown, reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.


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Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run and Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth consecutive start since being promoted over Alex Smith.

NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith added two to his total for 19.5, passing Fred Dean's franchise-best single-season mark of 17.5 set in 1983. Smith also moved within three sacks of Michael Strahan's seasonal NFL record set in 2001 with the New York Giants.

Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 93 yards and rookie LaMichael James ran for 30 yards in a solid NFL debut for the 49ers (9-3-1).

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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