I include the "baby" because it's what he yells on Sunday afternoons (after "start of the week," of course) whenever his Start of the Week does something notable. It's fairly amusing.
I think it's worth noting, though, that while Kaepernick's Week 4 performance was his best of the season, it wasn't his best by much, at least not in standard CBSSports.com leagues. He scored 23 points after earlier outputs of 21 and 20 points.
So in three of his four games, he has scored at least 20 points even though he has contributed multiple touchdowns in only two of them. His rushing ability makes all the difference. Sunday's performance was his third straight with at least 50 yards on the ground. That's basically like another touchdown.
So has Kaepernick achieved must-start status? I don't know if I'd go there yet. I'm always a little skeptical of a quarterback who doesn't do it all with his arm, perhaps for no good reason. But if nothing else, he's looking more consistent than he was last year and like a good bet for Week 5 against Kansas City.
The second quarter was especially eventful for Kaepernick. First he threw all the way across the field to running back Frank Gore, who turned upfield for a 55-yard touchdown. On the next drive, Kaepernick threw a 53-yard pick-six to safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Kaepernick cut the deficit to 21-20 on a 12-yard scoring strike to Steve Johnson midway through the fourth quarter. Kaepernick made some of his biggest plays on the ground. On 3rd-and-13 in the fourth, Kaepernick darted 16 yards on a designed run.
He's run for at least 54 yards the past three weeks. Kaepernick plays the Chiefs in Week 5.
Kaepernick had a very productive first half, completing 14 of 18 passes for 116 yards. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the team's opening drive. Kaepernick had 45 rushing yards by halftime.
He didn't throw an interception or lose a fumble, and he was sacked just once in the loss. The 49ers are back in action Week 4 vs. Philadelphia.
Deemed questionable are cornerback
Kaepernick was able to practice in full Thursday, but was listed on the injury report with a back injury. The injury doesn't seem too serious, and Kaepernick should play Week 3.
|6||10/13/14||@ STL||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/9/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||5||3||60.0||35||7.00||19||0||0||0/0||0||0||81.3|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||218||136||62.4||1814||8.32||57||10||3||16/112||32||4||98.3|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||416||243||58.4||3197||7.69||64||21||8||39/231||46||10||91.6|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||4||124||83||66.9||912||7.35||55||6||4||10/63||15||1||91.2|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||2||-2||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||63||415||6.6||50||5||3||18|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||92||524||5.7||28||4||4||28|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||4||33||187||5.7||23||0||1||7|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||9||2||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||6||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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