He completed 21 of 34 throws for 248 yards and a touchdown and ran nine times for 66 yards.
Things started well for Kaepernick, who tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree less than three minutes in. But he lost tight end Vernon Davis to an ankle injury in the second half and the offense bogged down. Kaepernick was picked off twice in the fourth quarter by rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller as the Bears stormed back to win 28-20.
Kaepernick will try to bounce back Week 3 at Arizona.
Kaepernick made the most of Dallas' early turnovers. On the team's first drive, Kaepernick drove his team down the field in just four plays. He capped it off with a 29 yard touchdown to Vernon Davis.
The two connected again on the next drive. After a fumble recovery, Kaepernick threw a touchdown on the first play of the drive. Kaepernick led one more scoring drive against Dallas, but it was capped off by a run from Carlos Hyde.
With his team up by 25, Kaepernick didn't have to do much the rest of the game. He finished 16 of 23 for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He also had five carries for 11 yards.
Kaepernick will take on the Bears Week 2.
Kaepernick had a rocky preseason. He completed 54.5 percent of his passes, and failed to get his team into the end zone. In fairness, Kaepernick didn’t receive a ton of playing time, tossing just 22 passes in three preseason games.
That might not matter Week 1, as the Cowboys were awful on defense last season. Dallas allowed 24.75 Fantasy points against opposing quarterbacks. That was the second-worst rate in the league last season. While the club attempted to address some defensive concerns during the offseason, they be without cornerback Orlando Scandrick for this game.
While Kaepernick hasn’t looked great in the preseason, the team seemed to set him up for a bigger role during the offseason. Michael Crabtree will be fully healthy entering the year, and the team added Stevie Johnson as the third wide receiver. While Frank Gore and company should be solid in the backfield, Kaepernick will keep defenses on their toes with his rushing ability.
Kaepernick’s draft position varied based on how Fantasy owners felt about him entering the season. He’s set up to make a lot of owners look smart Week 1 against Dallas.
Kaepernick played the first four series and led his team to one scoring drive (field goal). He completed 6 of 12 pass attempts for 59 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with a 64.2 passer rating. Over three preseason games,
Kaepernick has compiled 115 yards through the air while completing 12 of 22 passes. He failed to find the end zone in the preseason. He is expected to play in the final preseason gameon Thursday.
Kaepernick ran nine times for 87 yards against the Seahawks, then did not top 20 rushing yards again until Week 7. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team did not call as many read-option plays because "we didn't want to see Colin get hit 12 times a game."
Kaepernick said the injury "was something that was always there. Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain. Unless you're being carted off, you should be on the field. If it's something you can play through, that's what you do."
|3||9/21/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|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||2||2||57||37||64.9||449||7.88||37||3||3||5/25||8||0||84.6|
|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||2||2||14||77||5.5||15||0||0||3|
|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||2||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||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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