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The Packers defense did not let Colin Kaepernick rush for 181 yards again. This time the San Francisco 49ers quarterback ended the game with only 22 yards on the ground but still, it didn’t stop him from having another career game against Green Bay. Kaepernick threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-28 victory on Sunday. The 412 yards is a career high for the young star who had yet have a 300 yard passing him under his belt.
Contrary to the playoff game last year, the 49ers did most of their damage on offense through the air as the Packers stuffed their running attack for most of the game holding Frank Gore to just 44 yards on 21 carries. The read-option also wasn’t used as much but San Francisco found success elsewhere mustering up 494 total yards against an improved defense.
Newly acquired Anquan Boldin had an amazing game catching 13 balls for 208 yards and a score and Vernon Davis added a couple of touchdown catches himself for the 49ers.
This was a back and forth affair and where both teams traded touchdown drives throughout the game. Eddie Lacy’s two-yard touchdown run gave the Packers their first lead of the game at 28-24 with 8:26 left in the 4th quarter but the 49ers quickly answered with a five play 80 yard drive highlighted by Boldin’s 43 yard reception. Two plays later Frank Gore would score to give the niners the lead for good.
Aaron Rodgers was his usual efficient self throwing for 333 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Packers couldn’t stop the 49er offense down the stretch. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy finished the games with 41 yards and one costly fumbled that resulted in a 49ers touchdown in the second quarter. The Packers have now lost three straight to the niners after winning the previous nine matchups in a row.
The 49ers will visit the Seattle Seahawks in week two while the Packers have their home opener against the Washington Redskins.
Game Balls: Anquan Boldin and Clay Matthews
Somewhere out there Joe Flacco is shedding a tear after seeing the performance put on by Mr. Boldin. Number 81 did it all for the 49ers. He moved the chains, he made acrobatic catches, he made critical third down conversion and he even made a clutch catch on 4th down to seal the niner victory. Although Kaepernick put up monster numbers himself, the day clearly belonged to the veteran who made a sensational debut.
Earlier in the week Clay Mathews said that he was going to hit the quarterback and that he did, even late on one occasion. Matthews was creating havoc all over the field racking up eight tackles, one sack, and three tackles for loss.
Don’t forget about…
Eric Reid who had an excellent game in his first start for the 49ers with seven tackles and his first career interception. Reid’s big hits and great tackles in the open field showed that the kid has adjusted real well to the NFL. Aldon Smith harassed Rodgers all game long hitting contributing with 1.5 sacks.
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The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers face off this Sunday at CenturyLink Field. To make the matchup more interesting the starting quarterbacks for both teams have put a little wager on the game. 49ers’
And so it begins. The San Francisco 49ers start their season at home against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of last years divisional playoff game where Colin Kaepernick ran for 181 yards in a 45-31 victory.
With a brand new season and the Superbowl loss still in mind the 49ers will try compete for a championship once more now that Kaepernick is undoubtedly the main man. The...
Colin Kaepernick had a 34-28 victory to point to after the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers finished up on Sunday. But he’s added some words, too. Kaepernick got drilled out of bounds by Clay Matthews on a third-quarter scramble Sunday, drawing a penalty flag. A 49ers player ended up getting penalized in the little fight that broke out afterward, too, though, meaning Green...
The San Francisco 49ers are set to unleash Colin Kaepernick today against the Packers after keeping him on a short leash all preseason.
According to Ian Rapoport, Kaepernick was banned from running the ball all preseason by Jim Harbaugh.
RT @NFL_ATL: 49ers will unleash Kaepernick today after banning the QB from running in preseason games, per @RapSheet http://t.co/8ESlWjG9UB
On Tuesday we posted a video of Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson making a bet that whoever loses this weekend’s game has to shave off an eyebrow. Wilson was asked about the wager when he went on the radio with Dave “Softy” Mahler show on 950 KJR-AM in Seattle. “He’s going to have to shave off his (eyebrows),” Wilson joked, via ProFootballTalk.com. It sounds like the...
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made an interesting bet in the EA Sports Madden 25 video above. The loser of Sunday night’s game will have to shave one of their eyebrows off. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have an interesting wager going on for this Sunday’s game appeared...
After Clay Matthews hit Colin Kaepernick late, out of bounds, that led to a mini brawl in which 49ers LT Joe Staley was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, offsetting with Matthews late hit on Kaepernick. Referee Bill Levy explained after the game how he incorrectly enforced the penalty
“On the play where the quarterback (Kaepernick) went out of bounds and was hit late out...
To cap off a great sports weekend, we have the San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. In a new Madden commercial, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson gave us yet another reason to get excited about this one by making a bet that whoever loses has to shave an eyebrow.
The way the 49ers looked against the Packers, “all Russell Wilson everything” might want to start lining up barbers.
The Green Bay Packers found a way to keep Colin Kaepernick in the pocket and stop all those read-options runs that embarrassed them in the playoffs.
They just had no answer for his arm.
Or his newest receiver.
Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns to outduel Aaron Rodgers, and the San Francisco 49ers held off the Packers 34-28 on Sunday in the season...
It’s the first episode of PackerTalk’s Newest weekly podcast, Behind Enemy Lines, where Amanda and Chris go deep into 49ers territory to talk about Sunday’s game with Al Sacco, staff writer for for 49ers Web Zone , 49ers Gab, and Sports Southwest . What do the Packers have in store for them this weekend as they take on Colin Kaepernick and the read option? Go deep inside...
The San Francisco 49ers opened the 2013 NFL season with a very good win over the Green Bay Packers. The game was a high scoring game that featured a clash of two of the better teams in the NFC. The 49ers showed that they are still one of the more physical teams in the NFL but they can win by letting Colin Kaepernick throw the ball.
The Packers were so concerned about not allowing...
There was a lot of noise leading up to the game about Clay Matthews saying the Packers wanted to hit Colin Kaepernick. That produced a controversy that seemed mostly contrived because most teams would prefer to punish the opposition’s quarterback. But now that dumb controversy gets validation because Clay Matthews committed a way late launching hit on Colin Kaepernick out of bounds...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TODD McMAHON Associated Press Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers and his fellow coaches went back to school after the team's ugly loss to San Francisco in the playoffs last season.
Coach Mike McCarthy sent his coaches on a day trip early in the offseason to College Station, Texas, to talk football with the staff from Texas...
Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay. And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday.