A brilliant beginning for Colin Kaepernick’s first NFL start

AP

A young quarterback making his first NFL start is taking on the NFL’s best defense on Monday Night Football. Obviously, it’s a mismatch.

And by that I mean the Bears’ defense is no match for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick got off to a brilliant start on Monday night against the Bears, showing a strong arm, the patience to read through his progression, and perfect touch on his passes.

Kaepernick completed seven of his first eight passes, for 114 yards, as the 49ers jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Kaepernick’s 57-yard pass to Kyle Williams was an absolutely beautiful deep ball — one of the finest passes you’ll ever see from any quarterback, let alone a quarterback who has never started an NFL game before.

There’s still a lot of football left to be played, but in the early going Kaepernick is absolutely shredding the Bears’ defense. Chicago better answer in a hurry.

UPDATE 9:21 p.m. ET: The 49ers stretched the lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter.

83 responses to “A brilliant beginning for Colin Kaepernick’s first NFL start

  1. Bears don’t have any more 1-7 teams to take advantage of.

    Pack is comin to take away first place in the division Bear fans. BOOYA!

  2. Bad timing for an injury Alex Smith. You may have lost your job.

    The Bears are finally playing good teams and it’s showing. Jason Campbell is terrible as well you’d think they’d have a better backup after last year.

  3. Mark Sanchez should be watching this game and taking notes…..but he is probably too busy looking for a brand new pair of white pants…

  4. Bears being exposed, they can’t beat elite teams. Packers killed them, couldn’t handle the Texans, and now the defense can’t stop a backup QB. Yeah I can TOTALLY see the similarities between this defense and the ’85 crew… Lmao.

  5. Goodbye alex smith.

    And goodbye my viewership for the rest of the night. No way campbell/bears D outscores the damage already done

  6. channingtaintum
    Nov 19, 2012, 6:07 PM PST
    John Gruden’s had 4 orgasms already.

    jeremywflores
    Nov 19, 2012, 6:07 PM PST
    I’m really sorry Alex Smith.

    tdrundmc
    Nov 19, 2012, 6:08 PM PST
    He’s making basic NFL throws that any Qb should be able to make. Alex Smith is captain check down so their not use to seeing this in SF.

    Oh so that’s whyyyyy there are so many elite QB’s. makes sense

  7. The funny thing is that the Bears know Campbell is horrible. They keep calling running plays and screens when they are down by three scores.

    Obviously the 49ers defense has a lot to do with it but the Bears are going to lose every game that Cutler misses.

  8. The Battle of the Concussed goes to 49ers. Chicago forgot they still have to play even though their backup QB sucks more.

  9. Keep up the disrespect media. Obviously the niners D excels when you tell them teams like Seattle and Chicago have better defenses

  10. 49ers win big tonight so they can get it out of their system because next week they are going down hard (like the bears tonight)

  11. imagine if the bears had even half the injuries the Pack have had this year….

    Dudes would have a top 5 selection in the draft – us?
    We’re in a good position to win the division late in the season.

  12. Wow, you guys must be proud of yourselves, trash talking a Bears team that’s losing with their franchise QB out and a backup in that throws for 21 yards in the first half. But I guess you’ll take it where you can get it.

  13. This does not look good for Bears fans. We are getting exposed big time. How can we even get past a loss like this?

  14. Yeah blame Jason Campbell because his offensive line is getting blown up. Any team with Mike Tice and Rod Marinelli on it will never win a championship.

  15. philjr2012 says: Nov 19, 2012 10:09 PM

    49ers win big tonight so they can get it out of their system because next week they are going down hard (like the bears tonight)
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    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL yeah more like down the field repeatedly. You really think the Aints can stop this? Their D might actually be worse than last year and they don’t have a real coach to adjust. I think it will be exactly like tonight with New Orleans on the receiving end

  16. I have never seen an offensive tackle as bad as Webb. How in the hell does he make a team? He is the worst offensive lineman I have ever seen. I hope all the cutler hating bears fans see how he truly wasn’t at fault for everything bad that happened on their offense. Cutler and Campbell have about a tenth of a second to throw the football with that guy in there.

  17. bathroomben7 says: Nov 19, 2012 10:11 PM

    Wow, you guys must be proud of yourselves, trash talking a Bears team that’s losing with their franchise QB out and a backup in that throws for 21 yards in the first half. But I guess you’ll take it where you can get it.
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    So your excuse for being bad is, “it’s ok, we’re bad”? Your team is 7-2 and on top of your division.

  18. Kaepernick should be drawing interest from other NFL teams. 49ers should seriously consider shopping him for a high price.

    ***************

    Just wait and see if he is the real deal first…

    Then trade Alex Smith for a 4th or 5th rounder

  19. thetokyosandblaster says:
    Nov 19, 2012 10:03 PM
    Tucostacos blames the refs.
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    Packer fans know very well what it’s like to blame the refs.

  20. bathroomben7 says: Nov 19, 2012 10:11 PM

    Wow, you guys must be proud of yourselves, trash talking a Bears team that’s losing with their franchise QB out and a backup in that throws for 21 yards in the first half. But I guess you’ll take it where you can get it.

    —-

    You trash talk all the time. I guess some people just can’t take it. Cry cry cry, little one!

  21. I expected Campbell to suck, but I hate when the D takes a day 0ff like tonight…7-3 ain’t looking so hot this year, even though a lot of folks didn’t think we’d beat Houston and SF anyway…What a shame they look so ill-prepared on both sides of the ball.

    I quit watching at the half…I NEVER quit watching, so that tells you how disgusted I am right now

  22. You know, Jim Harbaugh proved Rex Ryan wrong again!!!

    Ryan said that Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez were brought together so that defenses would have a difficult time game planning because there are two quarterbacks.

    By leaking this “Alex Smith will likely play” garbage that may have led Smith to not game plan enough for Colin Kaepernick. I love what Collin is doing, but I just want things to be fair for Alex Smith because he deserves to play if he has shown that he is the better passer And that he can play when there is already coaching tape on him. If Colin started there would be coaching tape in the future and that would cause them to lose a playoff game or two Because they did not have an off-season to adjust to defenses that would eventually get Kaepernick down.

  23. contra74 says:
    Nov 19, 2012 10:54 PM
    thetokyosandblaster says:
    Nov 19, 2012 10:03 PM
    Tucostacos blames the refs.
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    Packer fans know very well what it’s like to blame the refs.

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    How’re the Vikings doing? On the way to their normal basement?

    Figured.

  24. doclolly says: Nov 19, 2012 10:58 PM

    Quick someone call Arizona and tell them to get their draft picks ready!
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    LOLOLOLOL that will cost them 2 first rounders

  25. Bears fans upset their team has been exposed as a poorly coached/prepared team. They beat the Colts week one for their only win against a team with a winning record. Pack a lock for the division now. Deal with the bear facts.

  26. I can understand the minor resentment toward the man because he went to New Orleans, but do you really want to give Ditka a second stroke? Too soon???

  27. It was like the Alex Smith that played against the Saints in the playoffs last year, the guy that can pull the trigger. Not the Alex Smith that has been in every game since for the 49rs.
    He is history. This guy showed the offensive resources that the 49rs have, they should not have to hide behind the defense with the players they have.

  28. Look, the Bears didn’t plan for Kaepernick heavily enough. That’s one reason why he did well, but he played great.

    Don’t Make a big deal about Kaepernick versus Smith! There should not be a quarterback controversy because if Kaepernick plays in the long run there will be game film on him like how there was on Tannehill. How did that work Miami?

    Also, with this game film scenario Likely going to take place the chances of going to the Super Bowl have diminished. Smith has been able to do almost as well as he did last year even though defenses can game plan for him. If this the case Smith should stay on because He is not as inexperienced and Has proven that He can have more good games than bad despite defensive coaches studying him heavily.

  29. Cutler is the heart of the bears offense / Alex smith is not 49ers are a better team all around compared to low offense and good defense bears

  30. raideralex99 says: Nov 20, 2012 3:18 AM

    “Where are all the Jason Campbell fans …”

    Wait…Jason Campbell has fans?

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