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49ers-Chiefs final score: Frank Gore, Phil Dawson lead the way

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The San Francisco 49ers took home the big win in Week 5, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17. We take a look at some of the keys from the victory.

Ezra Shaw

The San Francisco 49ers earned their third victory of the season and second consecutive with a 22-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. It was once again not a pretty performance, but the 49ers did what they needed and got a key home win.

The Chiefs dominated time of possession early in the game, and the 49ers struggled to get much of anything going in the first quarter. The 49ers put together a huge 93-yard touchdown drive to give them 13-10 lead head into the half. The Chiefs put together the first scoring drive of the second half to take a 17-13 lead, but the 49ers closed it out with four field goals to emerge victorious.

Phil Dawson had a monster performance, completing 5 field goals, including two over 50 yards. The offensive player of the game was running back Frank Gore, who put together 107 yards on 18 carries. He had his way with the Chiefs, and eventually Greg Roman and company rode him to victory. Carlos Hyde put on a solid 43 yards on 10 carries as the 49ers controlled the game on the ground. Colin Kaepernick had a so-so day, finishing 14 of 26 for 201 yards and a touchdown, but it was all about the ground game.

The 49ers defense opened in some bend but don't break mode. Jamaal Charles had a big day, rushing for 80 yards on 15 carries. However, Andy Reid put this game in Alex Smith's hands, and he came up short. Perrish Cox put an exclamation point on the game with an interception just before the 2-minute warning.

The 49ers will be back in Week 6 facing the St. Louis Rams on the road on Monday Night Football.