Gore looking to keep 49ers ground game on a roll

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Frank Gore is eager to keep a good thing going.

The San Francisco 49ers are off to their best start in Gore's seven years with the team, with the two-time Pro Bowl running back serving as the offensive catalyst during a four-game winning streak the Niners took into their bye week.

Gore had one of the best three-game stretches of his career before the bye, rushing for 393 yards on 50 carries in wins over the Eagles, Buccaneers and Lions. With rookies Kendall Hunter and Bruce Miller complementing Gore in the backfield, the 49ers have climbed to sixth in the NFL in rushing offense despite ranking 27th in the league in total offense.

The 49ers (5-1) will look to sustain the high performance of their running game this week against the visiting Cleveland Browns.