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Niners' run game looms as concern in loss to Seahawks

The San Francisco 49ers will want to forget Sunday night in a hurry. It might not be that easy.

The Seattle Seahawks sent a message to their NFC West rivals in Week 2, handing the 49ers an ugly 29-3 loss in front of Al Michaels and the world.

We hadn't seen the 49ers struggle on this level since their previous trip to CenturyLink Field, a 42-13 loss in Week 16 last December. On Sunday, the Seahawks held the 49ers to just 207 yards of total offense while managing to make Colin Kaepernick look mortal. San Francisco committed five turnovers, its most in a game under Jim Harbaugh.

The 49ers have built their offense around the running game in recent years, but they continued to struggle on the ground in Week 2. Kaepernick led the way with 87 yards on nine carries, but the quarterback had no help.

Frank Gore suffered through his second consecutive subpar game, finishing with just 16 yards on nine carries. This team needs Gore to pick up those tough yards between the tackles. The veteran's play will be something to keep an eye on moving forward.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, uncoverable in the season opener, was shadowed by Richard Sherman and nearly shut out. Tight end Vernon Davis made minimal impact before leaving with a hamstring injury.

It was that kind of night for the 49ers. This might all be very bad news for the Indianapolis Colts, who come to Candlestick Park next Sunday to face a very angry powerhouse dealing with pride issues.

As for the Seahawks, the 49ers have to wait until Dec. 8 to get revenge. Until then, Harbaugh and Co. have no choice but to wear it.

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