Kaepernick says 49ers’ offensive line dominated the Packers

Reuters

After running for more yards than any quarterback had ever gained in any game in NFL history, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said it was a function of the play of his teammates.

“Our offensive line came out and they dominated upfront, so that makes it easy on a quarterback,” Kaepernick said.

The 49ers’ offensive line played well, but lots of quarterbacks have had great offensive lines. No quarterback has ever had as many yards as the 181 that Kaepernick gained on Saturday night. The previous record of 173 yards in a game, set by Michael Vick in 2002, when he scored his famous overtime touchdown against the Vikings, was broken even though Kaepernick didn’t even need to do any running late in the game, once the 49ers’ victory was in hand. (In fact, Kaepernick actually lost two yards on two kneeldowns at the end of the game.)

So doesn’t Kaepernick deserve some individual credit? Not according to Kaepernick himself after the game.

“Our offensive line played great today, they did a lot of things well upfront — our running backs ran well and our receivers made plays,” Kaepernick said. “It makes it a lot easier on me when other people are making plays.”

Kaepernick knows how to run. And he knows how to say all the right things after the game, too.

83 responses to “Kaepernick says 49ers’ offensive line dominated the Packers

  1. Stay modest young man. It’s a quality some men never learn. Those who do, always win, even some think otherwise.

  2. Plain and simple CK is sick and if he continues to run like that the Niners will win it all. Pack had no answer on D for him and you sure can’t expect your offense to put up 40+ on SF D.

    One disappointed Packer fan this morning, but a tip of the hat to SF and good luck the rest of the way.

  3. Even a die-hard Packers fan like me has to agree that the 49’ers offensive line totally dominated the Packers. You could see it play after play.
    The Packers offense scored 24 points(7 by the defense) which should be enough to win almost all NFL games.
    But it could be the end of the line for Dom Capers and his defensive scheme. It’s two seasons in a row the Packers were beaten by an offensive line that came in and whipped the Packers front seven. Capers had no answer to Colin K’s outside stuff. It might be time to go back to a 4-3 approach.
    I don’t mind losing a game to a superior opponent, so congrats to the 49’ers. Now the Packers have to soberly look in the mirror and realize their defense is inadequate to win the Super Bowl.

  4. I’m trying to decide if I like this kid. Spiking the football in the face of a defender loses him some points. Humble thankfulness for a great offensive line wins him some points.

  5. Kaepernick was right in giving his offensive line credit, they did a great job, but he was the key. I was sure the Pack would come back the 2nd half with some answers but things just got worse. Kaepernick can definitely run but but we were giving him lanes wide enough to drive a truck through and could do nothing about it. Niners deserved that win, we plain got out played. Only thing I’d worry about is that running QBs eventually get hammered and they don’t get to take plays off like they’re team mates.

  6. GB didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs anyway. They were clearly outmatched by Seattle earlier in the years, and certainly yesterday also.

  7. Kudos to 49’ers as it was a huge matchup benefit to them and they took advantage of it. The Packers, perhaps more than any other team, do not like physical smash mouth football and the 49’ers recognized that and started out hitting them in the face and just kept hitting them and the Packers just kept backing up. I think the Packers are good but they are also the softest team in the NFL, they don’t like contact.

  8. packattack1967 says:
    Jan 13, 2013 9:32 AM
    Reposted:Colin Kaepernick is fad that defensive coordinators will catch up with (probably this week). Jim Harbaugh will be the Mouse Davis of his generation.

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    Perhaps, but your team certainly had no answers for this passing fad. C’mon pal, sour grapes only make you look stupid at this point. Instead just congratulate the young man on a remarkable game and an accomplishment.

  9. Plain and simple CK is sick and if he continues to run like that the Niners will win it all. Pack had no answer on D for him and you sure can’t expect your offense to put up 40+ on SF D.

    One disappointed Packer fan this morning, but a tip of the hat to SF and good luck the rest of the way.
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    Go check the box score on how he did vs Seattle.

  10. packattack1967 says: Jan 13, 2013 9:32 AM

    Reposted:Colin Kaepernick is fad that defensive coordinators will catch up with (probably this week). Jim Harbaugh will be the Mouse Davis of his generation.
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    Clay Matthews hair is a fad. CK can play!

    So glad Matthews and cry-baby discount double check are sent home.

  11. he’s not that modest ……. didn’t he kiss his biceps after a touchdown run and get called for a stupid taunting penalty after another long-yardage run?

  12. Now does that lost against the Purple look painful now packers faithful?? Just think of different it would have been in GB? Hehe

  13. The QB position has evolved. What used to be the standard, is not anymore. One of the rookies will rep the NFC, and win. Brady will go 3 – 3.

  14. johnlink00 says: Jan 13, 2013 9:42 AM

    I’m trying to decide if I like this kid. Spiking the football in the face of a defender loses him some points. Humble thankfulness for a great offensive line wins him some points.
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    Brady does it all the time. except that brady never gets a flag.. he always has special rules for him.. the tuck rule.. and now the spike rule.. only applies when is brady.

  15. CK was stellar no question about it. Dom Capers is an idiot. Sure man-to-man on the receivers slowed them down but then you allow a QB to beat you with his running. Has Capers figured it out yet, I doubt it. I’m a huge Packer fan so let’s get the right DC, the palyers are there mostly.

  16. GB didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs anyway. They were clearly outmatched by Seattle earlier in the years, and certainly yesterday also.

    Yeah because they aren’t tops in the NFC since like 94′ in making the playoffs. Seattle has a much richer tradition over that timespan. How relevant has the Seattle franchise been since its inception?

  17. Cool-Kaep is the real deal for sure. I picked Green Bay. Thought they’d wind by 10…….shows to go ya!

  18. Didn’t Discount Double check grow up a 49ers fan? Keep grew up a fan of the Pack, but even Lombardi and Lambeau got the hell out of dairy country and headed to coach the Skins.

  19. @packattack1967…. Keep telling yourself that, Sunshine. Take a cue from your fellow pack fans in this thread. Own it, acknowledge the loss and get over it. It’s just a game bro.

    @hodag54501… Agreed. You have some weapons on that D and maybe with a different approach you could better utilize those. I think a young up and coming D-Coordinator to add a spark.

  20. he’s not that modest ……. didn’t he kiss his biceps after a touchdown run and get called for a stupid taunting penalty after another long-yardage run?

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    True statement.I suppose it’s our fault though, the fans who make the athlete the hero. I like him though.

  21. packattack1967 says:
    Jan 13, 2013 9:32 AM
    Reposted:Colin Kaepernick is fad that defensive coordinators will catch up with (probably this week). Jim Harbaugh will be the Mouse Davis of his generation.

    Do you need some cheese to go with your whine?

  22. CK is no Joe Webb. Not a fan of either team but I’m increasingly annoyed by Packer fans. There was a lot of chest thumping Pack fans posting last week about how they dominated a 3rd string QB. Pack fans can whine about refs and firing their D-Coordinator but you may also want to look at the talent on the field and come to the reality that on defense you aren’t that good. World class offense with probably the best QB and WR corp in the NFL, but a defense that can’t stop anyone. Instead of thumping you chest last week you should have been worried. AP still ran for over 100 yards on you when your D knew they didn’t have to defend the pass at all.

  23. Kaepernick is not being humble – he’s being accurate.

    The 49ers offensive line completely controlled the game. Matthews was dominated by an injured Staley. The linebackers were wholly ineffective – they couldnt pressure nor even contain the QB and when they dropped into coverage they were abysmal.

    All in all, a good year for the Packers – draft shored up the secondary for years to come. Now we need to solidify the guys in the trenches. It was our offensive line play that got us knocked out last year and our defensive front that hurt us in this game. (Although it would be fair to say that its hard to place blame on any one player or group for this loss, the 49ers dominated in every way).

    Anyway, I’ll be rooting for Atlanta now (Pete Carroll has no class). I wouldnt however be upset if the 49ers won it all. Thats a good football team!

  24. Attention Press: Just call him CK7 and save yourself the spelling lookup and writing out his name. Sounds better than RGIII too. 😉

  25. Kudos to 49′ers as it was a huge matchup benefit to them and they took advantage of it. The Packers, perhaps more than any other team, do not like physical smash mouth football and the 49′ers recognized that and started out hitting them in the face and just kept hitting them and the Packers just kept backing up. I think the Packers are good but they are also the softest team in the NFL, they don’t like contact.

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    As a Packer fan, I can’t find anything to argue with in this statement. The only thing I would add to this is the physicality of the Pack took a major dive when Bishop and DJ Smith were lost for the season in the middle. Hawk and Jones are both bad inside linebackers. The only saving grace is Jones can actually cover a little bit. There is no saving grace for Hawk.

  26. So let’s see, Adrian Peterson rushes for 400 yards in two games and QB rushes for almost 200 yards in a playoff game, did this Packer team really deserve to be in the playoffs?

    Well, one thing is for sure, now Rodgers and Matthews can focus on shooting some more commercials.

  27. i hope seattle wins today so we can crush them in our house next week. but i think atl is gonna destroy seattle the way we destroyed gb.

  28. That loud whooshing sound in the Midwest today is just the tail end of how much the Packers really suck! Way to go Kapernick! Hope this shuts down the double discount check crap for a good while!

  29. GB didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs anyway. They were clearly outmatched by Seattle earlier in the years, and certainly yesterday also.
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    Green Bay deserved to be there. They won 11 games. Only one teams fans are happy at the end of the year. Only one team wins their last game of the season. That is the reality of it. If SF doesnt show up to play next week against Atlanta or Seattle, they will be done too.

    Dont Pretend that SF lit up the number one D in the league. The squad they lit up last night would have been ranked dead last if they played like that every week. Green Bay couldnt have beat anyone in the NFL last night, let alone a decent team in the playoffs.

  30. ck7 will hoist the lombardi trophy. look who’s left in the afc. what a joke. the nfc title game will be the superbowl.

  31. packattack1967 says:

    Jan 13, 2013 9:32 AM
    Reposted:Colin Kaepernick is fad that defensive coordinators will catch up with (probably this week). Jim Harbaugh will be the Mouse Davis of his generation.

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    Discount reality-check!

  32. It’s a new cycle in QB play. More athletic players with shorter careers. More on a par with the RB position.
    I’m not sure I like the change.

  33. beastmode5150 says:
    Jan 13, 2013 9:51 AM
    Plain and simple CK is sick and if he continues to run like that the Niners will win it all. Pack had no answer on D for him and you sure can’t expect your offense to put up 40+ on SF D.

    One disappointed Packer fan this morning, but a tip of the hat to SF and good luck the rest of the way.
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    Go check the box score on how he did vs Seattle.

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    No doubt Seattle killed the Niners, but they were also coming off a huge emotional and physical win vs. the Pats and the Hawks are hard to beat at home.

    Guess what? Harbaugh is still 5-1 vs. Carroll (dating back to college) and a re-match would be in SF. The Seahawks are average at best on the road.

    It would be a fun re-match, but don’t think for a second the blowout win at home is the end-all-be-all indicator of how the title game would go.

  34. Been a Packer Fan for 52 years and I give credit to the 49rs for this beatdown. They are waaaay better than us. But I think if the Packers will hire and O-line Coach, return to the 4-3 and draft more beef this year, we will beat the 9rs next year. CK is one hell of a football player tho! They get payback on the Seaholders next week.

  35. redandgoldhitman52 says:Jan 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    i hope seattle wins today so we can crush them in our house next week.
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    Like Seattle crushed THEM 42-13 three weeks ago???

    Niner’s fans, don’t get so full of yourselves.

  36. Humble? Hardly. He taunted a player after he scored. That’s not being humble. That’s going to get him a bullseye on his back.

    Also, too many ugly tatts. What are these guys thinking when they do that crap?

  37. packattack1967 January 13, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

    Not to mention he looks like some stooge working at Burger King in Cudahy
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    Or you cannot be bitter and realize the pack defense needs work

  38. Green bay loss must have been because of the replacement refs…. Wait….. Haha… Great game by kapernick.. He deserved to shove it in the faces of the overconfident packers!!! Now lets hope Seattle takes care of biz so we can see once and for all who the real bullies on the block are!!

    GO HAWKS!!!

  39. Lookin’ like Randall Cunningham, but with a killer instinct and a coach who knows quarterbacking- two things Randall Never had in his prime.

  40. Kaepernick was amazing. SF is going to be among the elite teams for years go come with this kid at the helm. I just hope the Packers come up with some defensive answers, or I think I’m going to be crushed every year that we meet the 49ers in the playoffs. I’m starting to wonder if Dom Capers needs to move on..

  41. Colin is very humble and gives all the credit to that massive unit up front. looks like San Fran has got themselves a winner for several years, and maybe they can add to their trophy case. sucks for smith but if he leaves the Bay he will still be changed from coach Harbaugh’s direction. thought he was a bust but he might just be busting out

  42. Congratulations 9er fans…Your team owned last night. Disheartened Packer fan here.

    Been reading the posts here for a while and really don’t understand why a lot of people here think Packer fans are all that bad. From what I have read, they talk about as much trash as fans of other teams. It’s part of the fun right?

    That said, Raji is a DT, not a DE. Matthews only said that about one game, and please be more original than the “Discount Double check/choke” stuff.

    Back to the thread, Kaepernick is a good QB with speed that is unreal. The scary thing about him is that he has an accuracy in his throws not seen by a lot of “running” QBs. If Seattle wins today, I do not see a repeat of the last time they played…Not with Seattle’s loss at DE

  43. Ok, I get it now.

    I was one of those few people who, while acknowledging Kaepernick’s potential, didn’t think it was fair for Alex Smith to lose his job due to injury.

    Kaepernick is phenomenal. You just can’t have a guy like that and not have him on the field. As I was watching the game last night, I thought to myself “this is the game that will be looked back upon as the point where the two-way QB became the norm instead of the exception.”

    Not the “passing QB who can occasionally run”, but the “you have absolutely no idea what he is going to do when he drops back to pass” QB.

    Aaron Rodgers is great and may win more Super Bowls before he’s done, but I predict that in 5 years or so there will be alot more QBs patterned after Kap than patterned after Rodgers.

  44. If there is one thing we can learn from yesterdays debacles, it’s that you need more than a great QB to win in the playoffs.
    What a sad day in sports. Bring on the draft.

  45. The Niners line did dominate, plain and simple. The Packers need to get bigger because they struggle against power teams like the Niners and Giants.

  46. I’m trying to decide if I like this kid. Spiking the football in the face of a defender loses him some points. Humble thankfulness for a great offensive line wins him some points.
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    He did that because of the nice little helmet to helmet the defender put on him

  47. I could have ran for 100 yards aganist that defense. Face cheeseheads your team is not very good, you have an exceptional quarterback and deep receiving core. As soon as Jennings and Finley leave and your stuck with cobb, Nelson, and Jones your offense will no longer be able to carry a defensive team with no talent.

    Que the Packer fans – “yeah but we won a bunch of championships back in the 60’s.”

  48. funny how people are comparing rg3 to kaepernick. not even close. kaepernick is light years ahead of rg3. i wont hate though. the better comparison is with russell wilson. hes for real. rg3 is garbage. not hating , just being honest.

  49. Been at many 49er Vs. Packer games, home and away, and Packer fans routinely classy and a pleasure to be around. Seahawks fans, not so much!!

  50. He did throw a pick 6….but other than that (and the taunting penalty) he had quite a coming out party. I laughed last week when the packers said playing Joe webb would get them ready for kaepernick, but I never imagained him owning the packers like this. He actually has the build to withstand the punishment of a running QB (unlike Vick and RG 3). He also uses his brain to avoid taking big hits ( unlike Vick and RG3). Of course, having a great offensive line that doesn’t get you killed every week is a big plus (unlike Vick and RG3).

  51. I wouldn’t say their O-line dominated, they were not really blowing the Packers off the ball up the middle. It seemed to me their TE’s/FB/WR deserve a lot of credit as they were the ones who were doing the blocking on the perimeter which is where Kap killed them.

    Also Capers has to go, as this is a repeat problem:

    2009 – The Packers play the Cards in pre-season and regular season. Dom throws the house at them there, and then in the playoffs they go with stacked WR and run up 51.

    2011 – Packers eek out a 38-35 road win vs NYG, and then fail to stop them again in the playoffs giving up 37.

    2012 – They fail to do the basics which are: Keep the edge on the read option and control the pocket on a running QB. The excuse “well we didn’t think they would do it that much read option”. Does it matter, you still play it the same no matter what?

    The moronic part is that you know Capers has to know better. When they beat Philly in the 2010 playoffs, they basically gave up on their OLB rushing the passer. They just ran up field a bit and stood there to make a pocket.

  52. He played well but be honest, the Packers Defense is..bad. Didn’t AP close a gap of 200+ yards for a record to nine, against the Packers? Come on now, their defense plays poorly.

    “When they beat Philly in the 2010 playoffs” Which wasn’t special as all as an average Philly team actually had the chance to beat them.

  53. Nice work! Now switch back to Smith so we can win a Super Bowl. Running QBs are fun to watch but ultimately they will break your heart.

  54. nomoreseasontix says:
    Jan 13, 2013 11:05 AM
    It’s a new cycle in QB play. More athletic players with shorter careers. More on a par with the RB position.
    I’m not sure I like the change.

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    As much as I like the rookie wage scale, to prove they earn the big money, it will be easier to have disposable QBs & let them run more.

  55. as a packer fan, I have to say I really really miss the days of Gilbert Brown and Reggie white. time to get rid of gimicky capers and focus on getting some studs in the defensive front 7.

  56. Packer fans are always polite when attending games at the ‘Stick. But it is still annoying being beaten by a team when there fans are polite. I’m glad the Niners gave it to them on the field. Seahawks fans are way worse than The Pack Pack.i am just hoping for a very physical second half in the bird bowl. So the 49ers can play a beat up team.

  57. CK looks like Cliff Curtis. The resemblance is so strong, they could be brothers. Cliff Curtis is the actor who played Pablo Escobar in “Blow”, & “Smiley” in “Training Day”.

  58. From these posts I can tell you the most classless fans are Vikings and Seahawks fans, your teams have never won any kind of championship so go back under your rock until your team becomes anything close to a championship team

  59. Kaepernick is not kissing his biceps. He’s kissing the Bible verse tattoos on his biceps. The first time he did that, he tweeted “I love my tatts, even if you don’t”

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