This was 2012-quality Kap on Sunday, and he came just a couple of yards short of the goal line as time expired, narrowly missing the opportunity to send the game into overtime. Kaepernick turned it on in the fourth quarter in particular after the Niners fell behind 31-14 midway through the period, driving the team from its own 38 to the Dolphins' six-yard line in the final 1:44 of the game and converting a fourth-down play in the process. The sixth-year pro's rushing total was his best of the season. It marked the first time he'd eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground since ripping through the Chargers for 151 yards in Week 16 of the 2014 campaign. He'll look to preserve the positive momentum he generated in defeat when he and the
Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Patriots. He also ran four times for 32 yards.
Despite getting sacked five times in the first half, Kaepernck performed well, completing 8 of 9 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. He struggled in the second half, although he did manage to toss a 13-yard touchdown to Shaun Draughn with about two minutes left in the game. The elusive QB had to deal with extremely wet weather the entire contest, so things could have been worse. Next week, Kaepernick will face the Dolphins in Miami.
Kaepernick completed 17 of 30 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown, and added 55 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Cardinals.
Kaepernick exceeded expectations against the stingy Cardinals pass defense, topping 200 passing yards for the second time in four starts. He also added his first rushing score of the season, making up for a lack of productivity by the rest of the 49ers ground game. The dual-threat quarterback has been trending up lately, but a lack of weapons to throw to continues to cap his upside.
Kaepernick completed 24 of 39 passes for a season-high 398 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-23 loss to the Saints. He also had five carries for 23 yards and lost a fumble at one point.
Kaepernick had a monster first half, with nearly 300 passing yards and both of his touchdown passes, but struggled in the second half, leading the 49ers to just three points. He had a couple of big pass plays, finishing with an impressive 10.2 YPA, although a lot of the damage came on yardage after the catch. In any case, Sunday's performance was Kaepernick's best of the season. He'll have a much tougher test next week, however, against a stingy Cardinals' defense.
Kaepernick has gone 0-2 since taking over for Blaine Gabbert, but San Francisco's shortcomings stretch far beyond the quarterback position. While Kaepernick failed to complete 18 of his 34 passing attempts and committed two turnovers Sunday against the Buccaneers, he also gained 84 yards on the ground. That running ability has pleased Kelly since Kaepernick became the starter, and he's expected to retain the position once the 49ers reconvene after this week's bye.
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|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||16||16||478||289||60.5||3369||7.05||80||19||10||52/344||48||5||86.4|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||8||244||144||59.0||1615||6.62||76||6||5||28/166||19||7||78.5|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||6||208||115||55.3||1440||6.92||65||10||3||18/110||16||4||87.0|
|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||16||16||104||639||6.1||90||1||7||28|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||8||45||256||5.7||15||1||0||13|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||6||46||373||8.1||30||1||3||23|
|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||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|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||16||8||5||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||5||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||6||2||0||2||0||0||2||0|