49ers Defeat Seahawks and Move Closer to Playoffs: Fan’s Reaction

Alex Smith was again efficient for San Francisco. He completed 14 out of 26 passes for 179 yards. most importantly, he did not turn the ball over. Smith is going to have to make plays if San Francisco is going to be successful in the playoffs. as good as the run game is, they will have to be able to throw the ball to beat teams like the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.

Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter were what fans have come to expect from them in this game. the two combined to run 35 times for 156 yards and a touchdown. If San Francisco can have this kind of success running the ball, they are going to be difficult to beat.

The defense has been great all year but for the first time they gave up both a 100 yard rusher and a rushing touchdown in this game. for some reason they had difficulty slowing down Marshawn Lynch. Lynch ran 21 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. When the San Francisco defense needed to make a big play though, they responded. Linebacker Larry Grant, still playing for the injured Patrick Willis, forced a fumble on a Tavaris Jackson scramble that clinched the game.

San Francisco played another good game and are on a roll to end the season. They will close out the regular season against the St. Louis Rams in a game that is more important than it seems. San Francisco is playing for the number two seed in the playoffs and a first round bye, while St. Louis is possibly playing for the top pick in the 2012 NFL draft. 49er fans have to be excited about the victory but are ready to move forward to the playoffs.

Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and grew up in Northern California rooting for the 49ers teams led by Joe Montana and Steve Young. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.

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49ers Defeat Seahawks and Move Closer to Playoffs: Fan’s Reaction

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