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Seahawks lose Tatupu, early grip on Gore

9/20/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

SAN FRANCISCO -- Major wireless connection problems here at Candlestick Park, but nothing close to the issues Seattle is facing down on the field.

The Seahawks have changed coaches and mixed up their defensive personnel, but they still cannot stop Frank Gore. Gore's 79-yard touchdown run was a career long. His history of big games against Seattle makes me reluctant to consider the Seahawks' defensive injuries as the primary problem for Seattle (Brandon Mebane and Leroy Hill are inactive, while Lofa Tatupu left the game after aggravating a hamstring injury).

Seattle has managed to collect a couple of sacks and it looks like Tony Pashos will replace Adam Snyder at right tackle. Those are minor concerns for the 49ers if their ground game keeps up this pace.