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San Francisco 49ers Beat Philadelphia

49ers rally to beat Eagles 24-23

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 2: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

    The San Francisco 49ers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday 24-23.

    Frank Gore's 12-yard run capped the second-half comeback.  It's the first time the team has won back to back road games in five years.

    The 49ers are now 3-1 on the season and lead the NFC West.

    Michael Vick threw a career-high 416 yards and ran for another 75, but that wasn't enough for a win.

    The 49ers were able to victimize Philadelphia's porous defense throughout the second half and come back from a 23-3 deficit of the half.       

    Alex Smith threw for 291 yards and that included two touchdown passes in the third quarter. One 30 yarder connected to Joshua Morgan and another 9 yard throw was caught in the end zone by Vernon Davis.  Frank Gore scored the third touchdown on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter.

    Here's how the scoring broke down:

    First Quarter
            PHL - TD, Michael Vick, 16-yard pass to Clay Harbor (Alex Henery kick), 4:08
     Second Quarter
            SNF - FG, David Akers, 37 yards, 14:22
            PHL - FG, Alex Henery, 32 yards, 12:08
            PHL - FG, Alex Henery, 32 yards, 1:52
            PHL - TD, Michael Vick, 5-yard pass to LeSean McCoy (Alex Henery kick), 0:38
     Third Quarter
            PHL - FG, Alex Henery, 33 yards, 9:30
            SNF - TD, Alex Smith, 30-yard pass to Josh Morgan (David Akers kick), 7:20
            SNF - TD, Alex Smith, 9-yard pass to Vernon Davis (David Akers kick), 2:58
    Fourth Quarter
            SNF - TD, Frank Gore, 12-yard run (David Akers kick), 3:00
     
    Team Stats:
                                     SNF          PHL
     First Downs                      21           23
     Rushes-Yards                 25-164       20-108
     Passing Yards                   278          405
     Comp-Att-Int                21-33-0      30-46-1
     Return Yards                    111           37
     Punts-Avg.                   4-49.5       2-43.5
     Fumbles-Lost                    2-1          2-2
     Penalties-Yards                5-40         5-55
     
    Individual Stats:
            RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)
            SNF: Frank Gore 15-127, Kendall Hunter 9-38, Alex Smith 1-(minus 1).
            PHL: Michael Vick 8-75, LeSean McCoy 9-18, Ronnie Brown 3-15.
     
            PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)
            SNF: Alex Smith 21-33-0-291.
            PHL: Michael Vick 30-46-1-416.
     
            RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)
            SNF: Michael Crabtree 5-68, Vernon Davis 4-45, Josh Morgan 3-65, Delanie Walker 3-20, Frank Gore 2-12, Kendall Hunter 2-62, Bruce Miller 1-15, Kyle Williams 1-4.
            PHL: Jeremy Maclin 7-74, Jason Avant 6-69, DeSean Jackson 6-171, LeSean McCoy 6-34, Clay Harbor 3-55, Brent Celek 1-2, Owen Schmitt 1-11.