The Raiders spent Sunday battering 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and then letting him know that they were battering him.
Kaepernick was sacked five times when he wasn’t throwing two interceptions and completing 18-of-33 passes for 174 yards in a 24-13 loss to the Raiders that crystallized everything that has gone wrong for the 49ers on offense this season. Raiders linebacker Sio Moore frequently let Kaepernick know what he thought on the field and continued to express himself on social media after the game.
Moore posted a picture of himself in Kaepernick’s grill on Instagram and included the caption “There’s a difference between boys and Men… Freakin chump” alongside the snapshot.
Raiders defensive lineman Antonio Smith said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, that the Raiders “definitely” got in the quarterback’s head over the course of the afternoon. Kaepernick was predictably tight-lipped about that and every other topic during his postgame press conference, but he did flash some emotion on his way off the field at halftime when he pushed a camera out of his way while headed back to the locker room.
He couldn’t push the Raiders out of the way, though, and the 49ers are now staring at the end of their playoff hopes and an offseason that promises major changes for a team that’s crashed hard after riding high for the last three seasons.