Wednesday, October 16, 2013
QB Watch: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick
By Bill Williamson
A weekly examination of the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback play.
Rewind: Colin Kaepernick aired it out in Sunday's 32-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals compared to the past four weeks. He threw for 252 yards against the Cardinals. It was his highest passing yardage total since Week 1, when he threw for a career-high 412 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fast-forward: Kaepernick will face a road test at Tennessee on Sunday. It will be his first game against the Titans. Seattle’s Russell Wilson completed 23 of 31 passes for 257 yards against the Titans. Kaepernick could have similar numbers.
Connecting with Davis: Expect the Titans to try to take tight end Vernon Davis out of the game. Arizona was unable to do that. Davis had eight catches for 180 yards. It was tied for the third-most receiving yards by a tight end in the NFL in the past 20 years. Kaepernick has been connecting with either Davis or receiver Anquan Boldin this season. Perhaps Sunday it will be Boldin’s turn to be Kaepernick’s favorite target.
Prediction: Kaepernick will continue to be efficient with less than eye-popping numbers. He will complete 17 of 28 passes for 262 yards and two touchdown passes with no interceptions against the Titans.