ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Frank Gore, just days after losing his mother, rushed for two touchdowns to lead San Francisco past the St. Louis Rams 17-16 Sunday in an NFC West showdown.
San Francisco is 2-0 for the first time since 1998.
Gore's mother, Liz, died Wednesday after battling a lengthy illness. After both of his touchdown runs, the second-year back out of Miami pointed to the sky in tribute. Gore finished with 81 yards on 20 attempts.
Coach Scott Linehan said Bulger had sore ribs after being under heavy pressure for much of the game.