49ERS 34 PACKERS 28
I’ve read countless articles from the experts. I’ve also, seen many videos and other forms of media, from some of those same experts and others that are paid to know their football. The question all of them asked was; Can COLIN KAEPERNICK make accurate throws from the pocket? Can he add more touch to his passes when needed? Well, its only one game, but Kaepernick answered that question with a resounding yes. The 49ers QB, completed 27 of 39 passes for 412 yards. Over half of those yards (208), one of his 3 TD passes went to his new target, ANQUAN BOLDIN. You would have thought Kaepernick and Boldin had been playing together for years, with the way they seemed to be in sync with each other. Boldin’s incredible debut with his new team overshadowed a great performance by 49ers tight-end, VERNON DAVIS (98 yards receiving, 2 TD’s).
Davis got the scoring started late in the first quarter, with a 20 yard strike from Kaepernick, then scored his second TD in the third quarter on a 2 yard pass. Even with the success the 49ers were having on offense, the Packers were having success offensively also, and were right in the game. AARON RODGERS, had a good game, in his own right, and the PACKERS Rodgers threw for 333 yards and 3 TD’s, but today was about Kaepernick and he answering the questions so many had about him. As I stated, its one game, but in this game, Kaepernick showed that he can be a pocket passer, and he’s accurate doing it. He isn’t just a guy that only makes plays when he’s on the run. Next week, the 49ers travel to Seattle. One of the toughest places to play for a visiting team. That game should be special, and it will probably take another special performance from Kaepernick, for San Francisco to win. GREEN BAY, hosts the Redskins.
Storylines / Fantasy Impact:
49ers: Colin Kaepernick 42 points, Anquan Boldin 36 points, Vernon Davis 21 points
Packers: Aaron Rodgers 26 points, Jordy Nelson 19 points (130 receiving yards, TD) Randall Cobb 16 points (108 receiving yards, TD)
Quote of the day: Colin Kaepernick, when asked if he thought the Packers were trying to intimidate him, and about Clay Matthews’ late hit on him in the 2nd quarter. “If intimidation is your plan, I hope you have something else”…….
- Kaepernick tosses 3 TDs, 49ers hold off Packers (cbssports.com)
- Packers/49ers recap. (thasportsjunkies101.wordpress.com)
- Packers secondary the weak link as Anquan Boldin runs roughshod (jsonline.com)
- Colin Kapernick rips Packers with his arm, not his legs, in rematch (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)