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Frank Gore has been brilliant in the playoffs, and he is finally thriving in Kaepernick's pistol offense. He's going to need to continue to thrive for the 49ers to beat the Ravens.
Kaepernick is an incredible talent, but he can't do it alone, as it's already tough enough to have your 10th start come in the Super Bowl, which is the case for San Francisco's second-year starter. However, the 49ers offense is built to run the ball, and they beat Atlanta because they ran the ball well when they were behind, something that took a lot of guts to do.
Gore rarely lets the first guy to get a hand on him tackle him, as he is a power runner despite being a mere 69 inches tall. He is heavy and can break tackles and has great vision. He almost never loses yards and is a reliable short-yardage back, making him the complete package. With Baltimore having the 20th ranked run defense, it's a perfect time for the grinder to shine.
LaMichael James is a very good compliment to Gore, as he possesses lots of speed, but he isn't a first-string running back. If Baltimore can shut down Gore, the 49ers will be in a tough situation.
Kaepernick isn't going to win a game by himself, but he's a talented quarterback who can win it easily with Gore.