After pick by Pack, Kaepernick strikes back

AP

If you’re watching the fantastic finish in Denver, you’re missing a stunning start in San Francisco.

While the Broncos and Ravens are busily playing overtime, the Packers and 49ers are playing a great first quarter in their own playoff game, with Colin Kaepernick first making a youthful mistake, and then showing the great athleticism that gave Jim Harbaugh the faith to make him the 49ers’ starter.

After Kaepernick threw an interception that Green Bay’s Sam Shields returned for a touchdown on the 49ers’ first possession, Kaepernick marched the 49ers down the field on their second possession (with a big assist from Frank Gore) and ended the eight-play, 80-yard drive with a 20-yard touchdown run.

If Packers-49ers keeps going like this, Ravens-Broncos won’t be today’s only playoff classic.