Why did Gore have only 10 carries in San Francisco's 21-19 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday?
The 10 carries were the fewest he has had in a game in which he didn't leave with an injury since he had nine in a loss to Seattle on Dec. 6, 2009.
"Whatever personnel coaches call, that's what I've got to go by," said Gore, who went over 1,000 yards for the fifth time in his seven-year career.
Gore, who has been limited in practice since sustaining an ankle injury in a win over the Giants on Nov. 13, appeared healthy enough. He had 72 yards - averaging 7.2 yards a carry - and scored on a 37-yard run in the third quarter. He had two more carries than backup Kendall Hunter, but Harbaugh said there was no plan to limit Gore's workload, saying the 49ers had a pass-first game plan.