Gore reaches two milestones in Niners win

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APRunning back Frank Gore is now tied for career rushing touchdowns as a 49er with Joe Perry and Roger Craig.

Frank Gore reached two milestones during the 49ers’ 27-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, tying one franchise record and extending another.

Gore scored his 50th career rushing touchdown in the third quarter, tying Joe Perry and Roger Craig for the most in a 49ers uniform.

The team’s all-time leading rusher also surpassed 1,000 yards rushing this season for the sixth time in his career. Craig is a distant second, reaching the milestone three times during his tenure with the 49ers.

The 29-year-old said reaching the 1,000-yard mark at this stage of his career was something he wanted to prove.
“When you see everybody say when you turn 29 and 30, you can’t do it no more,” he said. “When I got to 29, I told myself I’m going to overcome that. It’s all about training in the offseason.”

Gore had a chance to add one more touchdown to his résumé, as he fell a yard short of the end zone on a 19-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He said the credit for the tackle goes to teammate Alex Boone, who has made an unfortunate habit of slowing Gore down.

“He keeps tackling me,” Gore said. “He tackled me in Minnesota, Seattle. I gotta ask him what he’s got against me. … I told him, ‘You gotta stay off me, man, let me get another touchdown.’”

Making his debut: Niners rookie LaMichael James made his NFL debut, rushing for 30 yards on eight carries. He also returned three kickoffs for 79 yards and caught one pass for 15 yards.

Jacobs frustrated: Niners running back Brandon Jacobs on Saturday said via Instagram that he is “on this team rotting away” while referring to his first season with the Niners as his “worst” yet during an eight-year career that included seven with the New York Giants. Jacobs was inactive against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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