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QB Colin Kaepernick - San Francisco 49ers

6-4, 233Born: 10-3-1987College: NevadaDrafted: Round 2

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
4 vs PHI 17 30 218 2 1 7 58 0 0
5 vs KC 14 26 201 1 0 10 18 0 0
6 at STL 22 36 343 3 0 3 37 0 0
7 at DEN 24 39 263 1 1 3 18 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs KC (14 / 26 / 201 / 1 / 0 pass, 10 / 18 / 0 rush)

Kaepernick did not have a stellar game on Sunday, but was able to give the 49ers exactly what they needed, which was a game in which he did just enough and avoided catastrophic mistakes. Despite several years under esteemed quarterback tutor Jim Harbaugh, Kaepernick still lacks several key quarterback attributes, namely touch. Kaepernick essentially knows one speed for passes, and throws every pass rocket hard despite desperately needing touch on some throws. This arm allows Kaepernick to make certain throws that very few signal callers in the NFL could make, but also makes it virtually impossible for his receivers to run under balls that Kapernick has lofted to a spot that only they can get it. This happened several times on Sunday which accounted for nearly half of his 10 incompletions. Kaepernick still also looks to run quickly along with the many designed runs he executes at the behest of the coaching staff, but the Chiefs did an admirable job at containing these scrambles. While Kaepernick was not able to sustain drives long enough to capitalize in touchdowns, he did not throw any interceptions which allowed kicker Phil Dawson to make all five of his field goals and ultimately win the game.

2014 Week 6 vs STL (22 / 36 / 343 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 37 / 0 rush)

This was not a great performance from Kaepernick and the 49ers offense through the first 29 and minutes, but a late score in the first half turned everything around. Kaepernick's first throw was nearly picked off when a corner jumped a slant route and his second drive ended on a Vance McDonald fumble. Early in the game the 49ers focused on short passes over the middle and Anquan Bolding turned one of those short passes into a 28 yard gain early in the first quarter. After a mostly uneventful first half, Kaepernick stepped up into a clean pocket and hit a wide open Brandon Lloyd for an 80 yard touchdown to end the half. Lloyd had run a stop and go, beating his man by 4 steps. He had to slow to catch the pass, but not enough to prevent him from sprinting to the end zone untouched. The 49ers followed that with an 80 yard touchdown drive to start the second half and the game script was completely flipped. The drive included Kaepernick's first big run of the day, a 23 yard scramble after protection had broken down. After overthrowing Michael Crabtree twice on the drive, Kaepernick made one of his special plays to end the drive. He rolled left to avoid pressure and threw across his body, lofting a perfect pass in the back of the end zone to Boldin for the score. Kaepernick finally hooked up with Crabtree at the end of the third quarter for his third touchdown pass of the night. Crabtree ran a precise post-corner-post route and found himself wide open over the middle for the 32 yard score. Kaepernick lost his 4th touchdown later in the game due to confusion between Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald which resulted in a dropped pass in the end zone. He also had an opportunity to score on a naked bootleg but wisely went out of bounds instead of diving for the pylon with a two score lead. Once again, the 49ers played barely more than 30 minutes of good offense, but that's all they needed in this one. Kaepernick was not as active in the run game this week and played it smart when he did take to the ground.

2014 Week 7 vs DEN (24 / 39 / 263 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 18 / 0 rush)

The game script, the Broncos pass rush, and more offensive line injuries really hurt Kaepernick in this one. His receivers didn't help much either. He was 3/8 in the 1st quarter including 2 drops. He found some rhythm to start the second quarter, driving the team 83 yards to the Denver 4, but a drop by Anquan Boldin on a sure touchdown ended that drive. His best throw of the drive was a 12 yard slant to Brandon Lloyd that was very well placed. His first run of the game came at the 2 minute warning of the 1st half, on 2nd and 22. He picked up 7 and then hit Lloyd for a huge gain on the next play. He was rolling left on the play and found Lloyd wide open down the left sideline for 37 yards. Kaepernick rolled left again on the next play and hit Steve Johnson at the 4, which set up his only touchdown. Johnson streaked along the end line and Kaepernick found him over the middle for a 4 yard score. Whatever momentum was gained was lost on the team's first drive of the third quarter. Kaepernick made a terrible throw off his back foot, overshooting Johnson for an easy interception by Aqib Talib. The 49ers had 3 straight 3-and-outs to follow, leading to a 42-10 deficit. Kaepernick led one last drive with the game already decided. He led the team down to the Broncos 8 before a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree was called back for penalty. He was sacked two plays later and the 49ers couldn't convert. Kaepernick's legs were almost a non-factor in this one and his offensive line did a poor job protecting him. He made a couple of great throws, but not near enough to matter.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick has new career best (Mon Oct 13, 09:50 PM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick hit a career-long 80-yard touchdown pass to WR Brandon Lloyd with 14 seconds remaining in the first half of the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams. He completed the first 30 minutes 11 of 16 for 192 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

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8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ New York Giants
12vs Washington Redskins
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Oakland Raiders
15@ Seattle Seahawks
16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals