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The San Francisco 49ers have now won two straight after they beat the Houston Texans 34-3 in a game where the Niner defense dominated.   Termaine Brock’s interception return for touchdown early in the first quarter set the tone as the Houston offense was completely shut down and ended the night committing four turnovers three of which where Shaub’s interceptions. The 49ers have now outscored their past two opponents 69-14 in games where Colin Kaepernick has completed a total of 21 passes.  Against the Texans Kaepernick only had six completions (including a 64 yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis) but as it turned out, they didn’t need him to have a huge game.   Navarro Bowman said after the game that the team has been working on getting back to basics and as ridiculous as it might sound, the 49ers played liked the other great niner teams of last year and of two years ago. During the recent two game loosing streak the 49ers had Kaepernick throwing the ball an awful and because of their wide receiver injuries, it turned out that it was not the correct game plan.  The receivers just could not beat man to man coverage and with eight guys stacked on the box, it was difficult for Kaepernick to make and even extend plays.  These past two blowout wins have  featured a 49er offense that has stuck to the run and a 49er defense that has gotten of the field on third down and created turnovers. So do these two wins suddenly mean that the 49ers are back?  Nope it doesn’t.  San Francisco has played better of late but they also played against the Rams and a Houston team that seems to be imploding after each week.  To get a better gauge of what this team can achieve, all of the contributing parts have to be in play.  That means Crabtree and Manningham in the passing game and Willis and Aldon Smith back at linebacker.  As of right now, the coaching staff is doing an excellent job adjusting the hand the team is being dealt with at the moment  but when all is set and done Colin Kaepernick has be a force in order for the 49ers to win the whole thing.

Colin Kaepernick leads the NFL in jersey sales

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leads the NFL in jersey sales. Kaepernick’s No. 7 remained’s top-selling jersey in the period spanning from April 1 through Sept. 30. The biggest jersey mover was Peyton Manning, which moved up three spots since June and leapfrogged Russell Wilson into second place. It is pretty impressive, bit […]

Passing game struggles don't worry Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers' locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls. After some lighthearted protests and ribbing from his teammates left the 25-year-old quarterback chuckling quietly, Kaepernick turned stone-faced serious when questioned about San Francisco...

Kaepernick not concerned about 49ers' passing game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers' locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls. After some lighthearted protests and ribbing from his teammates left the 25-year-old quarterback chuckling quietly, Kaepernick turned stone-faced serious when...

49ers silent about Kaepernick's appearance on injury report

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has not missed any practice time but he is back on the 49ers’ injury report this week with an undisclosed foot injury. Kaepernick has taken part in full practices and is expected to play without any limitations Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. However 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman declined Thursday to shed any light on Kaepernick’s...

Colin Kaepernick leads NFL in jersey sales

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s No. 7 jersey remains the NFL shops top-selling jersey for the period spanning from April 1 through Sept. 30. Peyton Manning’s No. 18 holds the number two spot. Eight of the ten top selling jerseys below to QB’s, with only Adrian Peterson and JJ Watt being the only position players outside of quarterback to crack the list. Some would...

All That Matters Is If You Win Or Lose…Right?

Yeah, I said it.  Maybe pretty much everyone was a little too eager to anoint Colin Kaepernick the next big thing… Look, I’m not a Kaepernick hater by any means.  He’s impressed me with his abilities, and I believe he can be a top NFL quarterback.  But it needs to be realized that, right now, he’s not one. Look at the stats.  Right now, he has just 856 passing yards on...

Passing Game Struggles Don't Worry Kaepernick

The 49ers passing attack has struggled in four of its first five games. In just his second year as the starter, Colin Kaepernick isn't concerned with statistics as long as his team continues put wins together.

49ers Remind Us They Are More Than Just Kaepernick

Despite the Kansas City Chiefs 5-0 record, the popular opinion around NFL circles is to claim that their quarterback, Alex Smith, to be more or less a playoff quarterback but not a Super Bowl quarterback. Even though Smith proved with the 49ers in the 2011 NFC playoff run that he can in fact make big time throws and beat a top-5 quarterback (in this case Drew Brees) in an offensive...

Nike unveils new NFL Pro Bowl uniforms

The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl will have new uniforms for the players to go along with its new format. Nike unveiled its Elite 51 Pro Bowl Uniform on Tuesday. Worn by some of the league’s best, the uniform features amplified design details like vibrant color accents and Pro Bowl achievement stars on the nameplates. Reflecting by the pace of the game, these concept uniforms are punctuated...

49ers LB Aldon Smith charged with felony possession of assault weapons

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney Wednesday with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, reports NBC Bay Area. The charges stem from a party hosted by Smith in June 2012, where he was stabbed and two others were shot, and deputies later found a cache of assault rifles, magazines and ammunition...

Patrick Willis hopeful to return Sunday: ‘I’m feeling better’

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was a full participant during Wednesday’s practice for the the first time since he injured his groin in a Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Willis was limited last week in practice and was a game-time scratch before the 49ers 34-3 victory over 

Defense and Frank Gore come up big in win over Texans

If I were to tell you Colin Kaepernick would complete six passes for 113 yards and one touchdown and that would be enough for the 49ers to beat the Texans 34-3. You would probably not believe me. Well the 49ers did just that. The 49ers defense played great tonight. They intercepted Matt Schaub three times tonight, one by Tramaine Brock who returned it for a touchdown. Outside of...

San Francisco 49ers: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#5)

Last week: 5 (+0) Record 3-2 Remember when everyone freaked out just because they lost 2 of 3 games. Good times. Losing 2 of 3 games isn’t a big deal. It’s just more noticeable at the start of the season. They’ve won the last two games by a combined score of 69-14. However, there are still concerns about Colin Kaepernick, who completed just 6 passes in the 49ers’ 34-3 win...

Fantasy Football: Plan C

Some years things just don’t work out. You might have been excited about having Colin Kaepernick in August, a feeling which was only boosted after Week 1. Even if he did not pan out, you’re golden; you have Matt Schaub sitting on your bench. Or maybe you heavily invested in running backs and spent your first two picks on Stevan Ridley and C.J. Spiller. What are the odds your...

Ranking the NFL's horrible quarterbacks

Matt Schaub set an NFL record today with his fourth straight game throwing a pick six. He threw 3 interceptions in a 34-3 beatdown at the hands of the 49ers. Even in victory, winning QB Colin Kaepernick didn't exactly put up Hall of Fame numbers. He struggled for the 4th straight game, going 6/15 for 113 yards and one TD. It's not the first game we have seen some...
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