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Gore Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week


Running back Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers, rookie linebacker Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins and punt returner-wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 14th week of the 2009 season (December 10, 13-14), the NFL announced.

Here's a look at what Gore did to win the honor:

-Gore rushed for 167 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' 24-9 win over Arizona on Monday night.

-He rushed for 104 yards on 13 carries in the first half as San Francisco built a 17-0 halftime lead. His two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter extended the 49ers' lead to 24-9, putting the team ahead by two scores.

-Gore's 167 yards mark the third highest single-game total in his career and he now has 18 100-yard games, the second-most in franchise history behind Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Perry (20).

-He has rushed for 150 yards five times in his career, the most by a 49er in franchise history.

-On the season, he has scored a career-high 10 touchdowns (seven rushing, three receiving).

-In his fifth season from Miami, this is Gore's fifth career Player of the Week Award and second this year (Week 2).

-Gore's five Offensive Player of the Week Awards are the most by a 49ers running back (Roger Craig, 4).

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