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The San Francisco 49ers are a run-heavy team, relying on running back Frank Gore to provide the bulk of the team's offensive yards.
San Francisco will continue to focus on the running game in their NFC championship matchup against the New York Giants, but it will be Kendall Hunter, and not Gore, who has the biggest day.
In the Niners' divisional-round win over the New Orleans Saints, Gore carried the ball 13 times for 89 yards while Hunter had just six carries for 23.
While Gore is the stronger of the two, Hunter's speed will be a major asset on Sunday.
The Giants defense didn't allow a lot of rushing yards in their win over the Green Bay Packers, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers the top runner of the night with seven carries for 66 yards.
However, both Packers running backs James Starks and Ryan Grant had more than 30 rushing yards apiece, and it would behoove the 49ers to take more of a two-pronged approach when it comes to their running game this week.
Look for Hunter to break off a number of 10- and 15-yard runs that result in him being more involved in San Francisco's overall offensive approach as the game progresses.
While Gore will be useful—and successful—I predict Hunter will end the day with more than 70 yards rushing to Gore's 40 or 50.