Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Tony Jerod-Eddie (63), inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) in the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Texans 34-3. (PHOTO: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Tramaine Brock intercepted Matt Schaub's first pass of the night and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, Schaub threw three interceptions in all before the embattled quarterback got replaced in the fourth, and the San Francisco 49ers pounded the Houston Texans 34-3 on Sunday night.
Colin Kaepernick threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and Frank Gore ran for 81 yards and a score in his second straight impressive prime-time game. The 49ers (3-2) are right back in the NFC West race with Seattle after the Seahawks (4-1) lost at Indianapolis.
Each team has beaten the Texans (2-3) and lost to the Colts, and Seattle still must visit San Francisco on Dec. 8.
Anthony Dixon added a 2-yard touchdown run for the NFC champions, while Brock had a second interception and nearly a third.
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