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Jimmy Raye clearly reading West blog

11/12/2009

How else would the 49ers' offensive coordinator have thought to call that first-down running play from three-receiver personnel?

Frank Gore's 14-yard touchdown run from that personnel group has given the 49ers a 7-0 lead against the Bears. I know, I know. It was technically a 2-minute situation. But with the 49ers taking over at the Chicago 14, time was not a factor. The 49ers could have run from heavier personnel.

That was only the seventh time all season the 49ers have run the ball from three-receiver personnel. Update: On first down, that is. And one of those seven was a scramble.