Are you saying that you don't understand the difference between popping a couple of runs to inflate your numbers vs sustaining run success? You quoted earlier a 5.1 ypc average, well that's just awesome! Based on that you hand the ball to Gore twice and you get a first down! Just feed him all game long and you will score touchdowns every time. WRONG! Because that is misleading, Gore was stuffed (3 yards or less) or stopped (held to less yards required for a 1st down on 3rd down) on 7 of his 16 runs, that is to say he was completely ineffective on nearly half of his touches. But keep on cherry coating your illusions however you like.
Ok, you can break it down however you like. Gore was able to successfully run on you guys. As CRA eluded to earlier, Kap and the passing game could not help out the rushing attack when it was effective, therefor it eventually failed.
The point being, and the reason I posted this in a thread talking about Crabtree; is that in this upcomming meeting, the 49ers should be able to supplement that (light at the end of the tunnel) running game we saw in week 10, with an effective passing game now that Crabtree is back.
I personally don't believe that the Panthers have enough faith in their secondary to stack the box to key in on Gore. With Boldin, Crab, and VD, all 3 of them command double teams and will put up huge numbers if left in man on man coverage, especially with the quality of DB's you have.