Halftime: Gore reaches 100 yards for fourth game in a row


Halftime: Gore reaches 100 yards for fourth game in a row

SAN FRANCISCO -- Running back Frank Gore has already gone over the 100-yard mark for the fourth consecutive game and is closing in on No. 2 on the 49ers' all-time rushing list.Gore rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown in the first half as the 49ers built a 17-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns at halftime Sunday at Candlestick Park.Gore entered the game in need of 110 yards to overtake Roger Craig as the No. 2 all-time leading rusher in 49ers history. Gore now has 7,058 career yards. Craig had 7,064 rushing yards with the 49ers. Joe "The Jet" Perry ranks No. 1 on the 49ers' list with 7,344 yards.Sunday's game marks the first time in Gore's career he has rushed for more than 100 yards in four consecutive games.
The 49ers set the tone immediately when Ahmad Brooks beat former 49ers lineman Tony Pashos for a sack and forced fumble of Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Isaac Sopoaga recovered for the 49ers on the Cleveland 20-yard line.Four plays later, Gore punched it over from 4-yard out for a 7-0 lead with 12:44 remaining in the first quarter. Alex Smith later hit Michael Crabtree with a 2-yard touchdown to give the 49ers a 17-0 lead.Browns kicker Phil Dawson nailed a 52-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.Receiver Braylon Edwards returned to the lineup and caught three passes for 29 yards to lead the 49ers. Smith completed 10 of 13 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half.Joe Staley, the 49ers' left tackle, got into the act. He reported as eligible receiver on the 49ers' second drive. Staley caught a pass from Alex Smith, turned up field and gained 17 yards.The play, which came after Gore and Kendall Hunter had runs of 24 and 26 yards on back-to-back plays, helped set up David Akers' 29-yard field goal.Tight end Vernon Davis missed seven plays in the first half with an apparent left arm injury. Defensive end Ray McDonald has a left hamstring strain that might keep him out of the second half.

Staley sits out 49ers practice with hamstring injury

Staley sits out 49ers practice with hamstring injury

SANTA CLARA – Left tackle Joe Staley, who has not missed a game since 2010, did not practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury.

The 49ers’ five-time Pro Bowl performer has the third-longest active streak among offensive tackles with 92 consecutive starts. Only Cleveland's Joe Thomas (156) and Oakland's Donald Penn (152) have started more consecutive games.

Staley’s availability for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Levi’s Stadium is in question after he was held out of practice on Thursday after going through the full workload on Wednesday.

If Staley is unable to play, the 49ers would likely move left guard Zane Beadles to left tackle and insert Andrew Tiller at left guard. Tiller started the first five games of the season at right guard before rookie Joshua Garnett took over.

Did not practice
T Joe Staley (hamstring)
DT Quinton Dial (elbow)
DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
RB Shaun Draughn (ribs)
LB Eli Harold (toe)
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)
Full participation
DT Ronald Blair (hamstring)
C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring)

Did not practice
S Antonio Allen (concussion)
T Breno Giacomini (back, calf, shoulder)
WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
Full participation
RB Matt Forte (knee, foot)
WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot)
CB Nick Marshall (ankle)
DE Leonard Williams (illness)
CB Marcus Williams (ankle)

Pearl Harbor speech: Admiral calls out Kaepernick, others for anthem kneeling

Pearl Harbor speech: Admiral calls out Kaepernick, others for anthem kneeling

Wednesday was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Although he didn't call out Colin Kaepernick by name, Admiral Harry B. Harris gave a speech that included a message intended for a certain group of athletes and/or entertainers.

“You can bet that the men and women we honor today, and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago, never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played."

Many of those in attendance gave the Admiral a standing ovation.

During the preseason, Kaepernick remained seated on the 49ers' team bench during the national anthem.

After sparking a national controversy, Kaepernick began kneeling as opposed to sitting.

After the 49ers' loss to the Bears on Sunday, Kaepernick said he will continue his demonstration moving forward.

"Today we have a precious opportunity to reflect -- to reflect on what it means to be a patriot, to reflect on what it means to be a nation tested by war, and to reflect on both the costs and the blessings of liberty," Admiral Harris added. "To America's World War II patriots here and watching at home -- we will never forget your courage under considerable fire and seemingly insurmountable odds.

"Because of you, our future remains bright. We owe you an immeasurable debt and we can't thank you enough for answering the call of duty when Lady Liberty needed it the most."