Found November 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
San_francisco_49ers_9bc8
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, sidelined since Nov. 11 with a concussion, was cleared to play today against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome, but Colin Kaepernick is the starter. It will be the second start for Kaepernick, the second-year player out of Nevada, who helped demolish the Chicago Bears Monday night, 32-7. Smith is the only other active quarterback Sunday so wide receiver Kyle Williams is the designated No. 3 quarterback. The 49ers also activated running back Brandon Jacobs, the former New York Giants star who will be available to play only his second game of the season.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Colin Kaepernick Stands Out Against Saints

San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick beat Drew Brees and the Saints in his first NFL start Sunday. Kaepernick finished 16-of-25 for 231 yards with two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Kaepernick ran in a score in the first quarter and threw a touchdown to Frank Gore in the third. He was also picked off once but cemented his status as the team's starting quarterback. The 49ers will rematch...

Niners sting Saints with convincing 31-21 win

With Colin Kaepernick again effectively leading the offense and a defense that got downright offensive on its own, the 49ers were simply too much for a hot New Orleans team on Sunday afternoon, taking control after halftime on the way to a convincing 31-21 victory over the Saints at the Superdome.

Kaepernick to start for 49ers

As most of the pregame buildup indicated, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will make his second consecutive start in New Orleans on Sunday. Multiple reports Sunday morning said Kaepernick is the starter over Alex Smith, who was limited most of last week and didn't play in Monday's 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears. Smith, sidelined with a concussion in...

Vernon Davis wants Alex Smith to start

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to commit to either Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith as the team's starting quarterback.  Tight end Vernon Davis thinks Alex Smith should be the one under center. "It's difficult, but I think Alex is still the man," Davis said after Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints. "In my...

Report: Alex Smith could be done in San Francisco

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, this could be quarterback Alex Smith’s final season with the San Francisco 49ers if he doesn’t regain his starting spot now that Colin Kaepernick has taken over as Niners’ lead  signal-caller. The 49ers didn’t draft Kaepernick in the 4th round of the 2011 draft to sit and watch.  It’s obvious that he’s ready to take over as their...

49ers use Kaepernick, defense to top Saints 31-21

Dashon Goldson turned Marques Colston upside down just as the receiver leaped for a pass over the middle. As Colston landed on his head and lay motionless for several seconds, safety Donte Whitner snagged the deflected pass on New Orleans 42 and weaved his way past Drew Brees and Co., all the way to the end zone. That was but one of the big plays turned in by a San Francisco defense...

Straight Outta Stockton - Week 12

This week's Straight Outta Stockton could easily be renamed Straight Outta Aikman as the lead NFL on Fox analyst had a rough time during yesterday's Saints-49ers game.  While a few of those are noted below, I have to pay tribute to the work Aikman is doing to the English language.  Multiple times during Sunday's telecast, Aikman said "I don't disagree"...
NOT VERY SAINTLY

Brodrick Bunkley kicks Alex Boone in head

In what surely will result in a hefty fine from the league, Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley did his best Ndamukong Suh impersonation by kicking 49ers OL Alex Boone in the head. He was promptly ejected from game. Via Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports:With 1:13 left in San Francisco's eventual 31-21 win, the 49ers were set up to kick a 33-yard field goal, but the attempt was blocked by...

After another big win, 49ers QBs still in limbo

Jim Harbaugh has watched each of his two quarterbacks lead the San Francisco 49ers to big wins in hostile, road environments - Alex Smith in the season opener at Green Bay's Lambeau Field back in September, and Colin Kaepernick on Sunday at the New Orleans Superdome. Which one gets the ball on Sunday at St. Louis? Harbaugh is still mum on that, though he did say Monday he will...

2012 NFL TV Coverage Maps & Announcers – Week 12

Ever wanted to know which NFL games will be televised in your area? How about which announcers are calling said games? Well, now you’re in luck. Each week, we will present you with color-coded maps that designate the local broadcasts — depending on region — as well as the commentators assigned to each matchup. These maps, split between CBS and FOX, come courtesy of the website...

Donte Whitner says Kaepernick will start, Harbaugh still won’t name starter

During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, San Francisco 49ers safety  Donte Whitner said that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start on Sunday against the Saints. Safety Donte Whitner said on the Dan Patrick Show that Colin Kaepernick is the starter for Sunday’s game against the Saints. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2012 During a meeting with the media,...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.