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49ers running back Frank Gore and the offense try to find rhythm again amid two-game skid

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) slides as he is covered by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and outside linebacker Ramon Humber (53) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) slides as he is covered by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and outside linebacker Ramon Humber (53) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) slides as he is stopped by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) slides as he is stopped by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates his touchdown pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates his touchdown pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)  (The Associated Press)

Frank Gore is calling on his offensive teammates to do their part to help save San Francisco's season before it becomes too late.

Gore acknowledged what must happen the rest of the way — winning — for the reigning NFC champion Niners (6-4) to return to the playoffs let alone be in position to chase another Super Bowl berth.

San Francisco has lost two straight for the second time this season after a home loss to Carolina, then a last-second 23-20 loss at New Orleans last Sunday. A Monday night game at Washington looms, and Gore and Co. realize they cannot afford to let another game get away.

Just four total points have decided the past two games.

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