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Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

In another must-win game for the Texans and 49ers, who will steal a win and carry momentum forward for the rest of 2013?
In another must-win game for the Texans and 49ers, who will steal a win and carry momentum forward for the rest of 2013?Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Dylan DeSimoneCorrespondent IDecember 25, 2016

The San Francisco 49ers did it again, coming away with a critical early season win when they needed it most and did so without any significant contributions quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Jim Harbaugh's squad got back over .500 this season with hard-nosed defense and a dedication to the run.

Once again, 49ers tailback Frank Gore shined, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and scoring a touchdown on the night. Regardless of J.J. Watt or Brian Cushing, the Inconvenient Truth could not be stopped. He was also well complemented by relief man Kendall Hunter.

The 49ers defense also showed up big, even though they were without Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ian Williams, and lost Ray McDonald midway through.

Their team-oriented, swarm-tackling approach on that side of the ball proved to be a winning philosophy. As a result, the 49ers got what they needed out of Tramaine Brock, Demarcus Dobbs, Michael Wilhoite, Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier. 

Great team win by San Francisco. 

 

Final Score

49ers 34, Texans 3

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