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49ers kick off long trip with running start against Titans

  • San Francisco 49ers' Kassim Osgood (14) celebrates with Dan Skuta (51) and Nate Stupar (56) after Osgood recovered a fumble by the Tennessee Titans for a touchdown on a punt in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

The Titans outgained the 49ers 368-349 in total offense only because of a frantic fourth quarter as they tried to rally. San Francisco still had a big edge in time of possession, holding the ball for more than 35 minutes, including the third quarter when the 49ers played keepaway for more than 11 minutes. Gore capped the opening drive of the third with his second TD for a 24-0 lead.

Tennessee tried to make it interesting late in a finish that featured plenty of pushing and shoving. Even 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh got an arm caught up in a scrum on the San Francisco sideline.

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Locker tossed a short pass to Chris Johnson for a 66-yard TD, pulling Tennessee within 24-10 with 7:07 left, and the Titans forced the 49ers to punt.

But Tommie Campbell blocked Darryl Morris into Darius Reynaud, who muffed the punt. Osgood recovered in the end zone for the clinching TD.

Locker found former 49ers tight end Delanie Walker on a 26-yard TD with 3:17 left.


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