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Report Card: 49ers-Packers

  • Colin Kaepernick and Aaron Rodgers meet at midfield after the game. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

QUARTERBACKS

The Packers dared Colin Kaepernick to throw the ball, and he carved them up for 412 yards and three touchdowns. A

RUNNING BACKS

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

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The Niners did nothing on the ground for most of the game. Frank Gore seemed to be missing his burst. C

RECEIVERS

Not a deep performance, and there were a couple of drops, but Anquan Boldin's transcendent debut bumps it up a notch. A

OFFENSIVE LINE

Very good pass protection, though they got pushed around in the run game for a while and were called for several false starts. C

DEFENSIVE LINE

Quietly good game against the Green Bay rushing attack. B

LINEBACKERS

Relatively quiet game for Pat Willis and NaVorro Bowman, but Aldon Smith had 1 sacks and 4 quarterback hits. B

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Eric Reid had a pick, Tarell Brown a fumble recovery. Then again, too many missed tackles and open receivers. C

SPECIAL TEAMS

Positives: excellent kickoff coverage, two Phil Dawson field goals. Negatives: weak punt returns, a 48-yard field-goal miss. C

COACHING / OVERALL

The 49ers showed adaptability and flair in beating one of their main rivals for the NFC crown.A

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