JANIE McCAULEY
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October 19, 2012
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49ers make just enough plays, hold off Seahawks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now - hardly the kind of firm hold on the division they owned last October.

Alex Smith threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker late in the third quarter and San Francisco held off the Seattle Seahawks 13-6 on Thursday night as the 49ers won their long-awaited division opener.

Frank Gore ran for 131 yards and the 49ers (5-2) took over sole possession of first place in the NFC West by making just enough plays to win this defense-first game, featuring two teams allowing …

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