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Pro Bowler Frank Gore finished the regular season ranked 6th in rushing with 1,211 yards.
The G-Men ranked last in the league in rushing averaging with just 89.2 yards per contest. The playoffs have been a different story for New York, though, with the team racking up 167 yards on the ground through two games. Bruiser Brandon Jacobs and the elusive Ahmad Bradshaw provide a dangerous one, two punch for the team and the offensive line led by guard Chris Snee is much tougher than Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji gives them credit for.
However, Frank Gore didn't earn his third trip to the Pro Bowl by any means of a fluke. The former Miami Hurricane finished the regular season with 1,211 yards in the league's eighth-ranked rush offense and looked sharp last week against the Saints with 89 yards on 13 carries. Kendall Hunter spells him out of the backfield and is a solid change of pace back. And who can forget the effort Pro Bowl tackle Joe Staley showed with his lead block to spring Alex Smith's 28-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter last week?
The Giants run game is peaking, but the 49ers are more polished on the ground. It is the playoffs though, and sometimes the hotter team comes out on top.