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Colin Kaepernick is winning his starting debut so convincingly Monday night that a 49ers quarterback controversy could be afoot.
With Alex Smith sidelined by a week-old concussion, Kaepernick aggressively engineered scoring drives on his first four series, and the 49ers parlayed that into a 20-0 halftime lead against the Chicago Bears.
Kaepernick completed 10 of 12 passes for 178 yards in that four-series start, including his first career touchdown pass — a 3-yard, play-action strike to Vernon Davis for a 10-0 lead.
At this rate, the 49ers will have to weigh sitting the red-hot Kaepernick in favor of Smith, assuming the eight-year veteran eventually gets clearance from that Nov. 11 concussion. Smith, who started the previous 28 games, didn’t miss a practice last week but did not receive medical clearance from team doctors to play Monday night.
Next up for the 49ers is a Sunday visit to the New Orleans Saints, who’ve won 5 of 6 since an 0-4 start. The Bears’ second straight loss drop...
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The San Francisco 49ers Monday Night matchup was pitted as a battle of NFL powerhouse defenses. Both the Niners and their NFC North leading opponent, the Chicago Bears, were missing their starting quarterbacks. It was a scenario that didn’t bode well for either Colin Kaepernick or Jason Campbell as they each would be facing top ranked NFL defenses. To the surprise of many...
We know of at least one San Francisco 49ers player who would appear to support a switch to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Tight end Vernon Davis felt like he experienced an explosion in his play on Monday night thanks to Kaepernick. “I felt like somebody took the handcuffs off me,” Davis said after the 49ers’ 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears. Davis had a season-high six catches...
Colin Kaepernick was brilliant in his first NFL start and Aldon Smith piled up 5.5 sacks as the San Francisco 49ers dismantled the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. The 49ers leap-frogged the Bears for the inside track on the NFC's No. 2 seed.
San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes and the 49′ers defense suffocated the Chicago Bears offense in a 32-7 beatdown at Candlestick Park Monday night. The Bears (7-3) lost their second consecutive game and fell into a first-place tie with Green Bay in the NFC North, although the Packers own the tie-breaker currently by virtue of an early season [...]
I have yet to meet a head coach who wants to deal with a quarterback controversy. Coaches, as a rule, like certainty and stability. Quarterback controversies by definition lead to the opposite. They create distractions when you're seeking focus, and they can spark division when you're searching for togetherness.
Colin Kaepernick was brilliant on Monday night in leading San...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Monday night's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears was billed as a battle of backup quarterbacks. After Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a resounding 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears, the next battle could be over the identity of San Francisco's starting quarterback moving forward. From start to finish, Kaepernick, a second-year man...
Even Chicago Bears' linebacker Brian Urlacher gave San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick credit after Chicago suffered a 32-7 loss on Monday Night Football.
It was really the least Urlacher could do after him and the rest of the Bears' defense put together an uninspiring at Candlestick Park.
Listen in to hear Urlacher's kind words to the second-year quarterback...
Late entry for tonight’s MNF matchup between the Chicago Bears (7-2) and the San Francisco 49ers (6-3-1).
Marred as the ‘Backup Bowl’, the headlines for tonight’s game are focused on concussed QB’s, rather than a defensive battle of epic proportions.
Early this morning, Alex Smith was ruled out of action, due to the concussion he suffered last week against St. Louis...
I’m so excited I’m about to stroke out. Or maybe it’s the sugar high from the cupcake I just ate. Or both.
The Bears kick off. Tedd Ginn Jr. returns it to the 18. The Bears defense is ready to murder Colin Kaepernick, filling in for the concussed Alex Smith.
The 49ers move into Bears territory on a cleverly designed pass play to Vernon Davis from a jumbo...
As Alex Smith stood on the sideline with a concussion, San Francisco's potential quarterback of the future went to work - and fast. Strong-armed fill-in Colin Kaepernick made all the right throws, looking every bit a capable NFL No. 1 as the 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 in a Monday night NFC showdown at Candlestick Park that quickly turned into a lopsided rout for the home team.