49ers coach Jim Harbaugh expects running back Frank Gore to play this week at Philadelphia despite a sprained right ankle that limited him in Sunday’s win at Cincinnati.
Harbaugh, whose 2-1 Niners lead the NFC West, said Monday he believes Gore will be “good to go” against the Eagles.
But right guard Chilo Rachal may not start on Sunday. Harbaugh said there is competition at the position and he may replace the struggling Rachal.
San Francisco is practicing this week in Youngstown, Ohio, to avoid a return trip to the West Coast before facing Philadelphia.
Harbaugh noted that he reviewed film and still believes Michael Crabtree stayed in bounds on a 10-yard catch in the end zone that was taken away in the third quarter of his team’s 13-8 win over the Bengals.
At the time, Harbaugh didn’t have a chance to see a replay, otherwise he would have challenged the call.
He said the 49ers will make note of that play in their weekly report to the league office.