SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had. Nuggets Jerseys China . Maybe not a season-saving 51-yard burst, but darn close to it. The San Francisco 49ers are far from ready to hand over their two-year division reign -- and certainly not on their home field, where they rarely lose against the NFC West. Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the Niners held off the Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, denying Seattle a chance to clinch the division at Candlestick Park. "Were playing for our lives," wideout Anquan Boldin said. "Were playing playoff football right now. Its win or go home." Gore broke for his big gain with just more than four minutes left, sparking the key 11-play, 76-yard drive that helped the 49ers (9-4) stop the playoff-bound Seahawks (11-2) from grabbing away the West in San Francisco. Dawsons fourth field goal gave him 20 successful attempts in a row, a franchise record topping Joe Nedneys 18 consecutive kicks in 2006-07. Russell Wilson threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson and Marshawn Lynch ran for an 11-yard score for Seattle, denied a franchise-best sixth road victory in its fifth straight loss at The Stick. "I dont know if it was their Super Bowl, but they played a great game," Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant said. The 49ers are unbeaten at home against the West since losing to the Seahawks on Oct. 26, 2008. In an emotionally fueled afternoon of missed chances and costly penalties, this rivalry game more than lived up to the hype. "Enjoy it? Not the word I would use. Its like going to the dentist chair for 3 1/2 hours and getting a root canal," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "These games are only for the tough." Eric Wright, who briefly left the game with a head injury, intercepted a last-ditch deep pass by Wilson with 9 seconds left to seal it. The two young quarterbacks finished with nearly the same stats. Wilson went 15 of 25 for 199 yards and a touchdown with one interception, while counterpart Colin Kaepernick threw for 175 yards and completed 15 of his 29 passes with a TD and an interception. Vernon Davis caught an 8-yard touchdown pass just before halftime to give San Francisco some momentum. After a home rout of New Orleans on Monday night, the Seahawks were trying to make it two mammoth wins over NFC powers in seven days. They hurt themselves several times down the stretch. Golden Tate helped put the Seahawks ahead midway through the fourth quarter with a 38-yard punt return. Wilson then hit Jermaine Kearse for a 14-yard gain and first down from the 24. But on third down from the 13, Wilson was forced to throw out of bounds under pressure. Seattle settled for Steven Hauschkas 31-yard field goal that stayed just inside the left upright with 6:20 remaining. While Lynch went over 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season and fifth in his seven-year career, he slowed down in the second half. He wound up with 72 yards on 20 carries -- just 22 yards in the second half -- as the 49ers defence kept intact its streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher this season. "Its December and were playing our best football," linebacker NaVorro Bowman said. "Theres something about this game that required a full 60 minutes of football." Kaepernick recovered from an interception late in the third quarter with the 49ers deep in Seattle territory. Momentarily helped by Donte Whitners 15-yard taunting penalty against Lynch, it came right back three plays later on Michael Robinsons facemask flag and Seattle punted. With LaMichael James catching the punt, OBrien Schofield bumped James and received a 15-yard fair catch interference penalty. That started San Franciscos drive at the 48 but the 49ers went three and out. The Seahawks had won seven in a row since an Oct. 6 loss at Indianapolis. They also had taken their last two meetings with the 49ers, both at home, by outscoring San Francisco 71-16 -- 29-3 in Week 2. Boldin had six catches for 93 yards for his fourth straight game with at least five receptions. Now, the Niners realize they probably will have to make another trip to the Pacific Northwest and get by the Seahawks to return to the Super Bowl. "If we keep doing our thing and they keep doing their thing, no question," Gore said. NOTES: Seattle coach Pete Carroll expects LB K.J. Wright to miss six weeks with a broken bone in his foot. ... The 49ers didnt target CB Richard Sherman until 9:44 remaining in the second quarter and the incompletion still drew a 5-yard holding penalty and automatic first down. ... Seahawks C Max Unger sustained a second-half chest injury. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys . -- Pinch-runner Rajai Daviss decision to steal third base just as Oakland catcher Derek Norris was throwing the ball back to the pitcher caught most everyone by surprise -- including several of his Detroit teammates. Denver Nuggets Shirts . JOHNS, N.With Wednesdays news of his release, Zach Collaros has become available to the highest bidder earlier than expected. The Toronto Argonauts released the impressive sophomore quarterback a little more than two weeks before he was scheduled to hit the free agent market on February 15, perhaps sending teams interested in the 25-year-olds services into a mad dash to finalize their pitches. There are a number of teams that could certainly use Collaros talents in one capacity or another, but which team do you think will end up signing him? The favourites, at least in the media, appear to be the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers have yet to do anything this off-season to upgrade their talent at the position after struggling through a 3-15 season in which four different quarterbacks saw game action. Max Hall emerged as the teams frontrunner at QB but its unclear if new head coach Mike OShea is sold on the former NFLer. And that of course, is another connection between the Bombers and Collaros. OShea should know Collaros talents first-hand after serving as the Argonauts special teams coordinator during the two years Collaaros was with the team. Denver Nuggets Store. . While the Bombers may be the favourites, theyre likely not going to be the only team to make overtures to Collaros. Contract talks between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Henry Burris have been awfully quiet leading up to the free agency deadline. They may be looking for a younger option for the team to grow with, if they arent sold on Dan LeFevour or one of their other young options behind centre. The Ottawa Redblacks have their quarterback of the present in Kevin Glenn, whom they acquired in last months expansion draft, but could be interested in giving Thomas DeMarco some competition for the role of quarterback of the future. And in Montreal, the Alouettes are faced with the unenviable task of replacing the face of their franchise, Anthony Calvillo. While Troy Smiths play late last season warranted him getting a longer look, the team may want more options for the daunting task of filling Calvillos shoes. A quarterback of Collaros potential could be used by all nine teams in the league. The Rouge asks: Which team will he end up with? As always, its Your! Call. ' ' '
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