The 49ers opened the 2012 season with a solid win against the Minnesota Vikings, overall looked like the team is continuing where they left off from last year. The starting offense looked really good. They ran the ball well and Alex Smith finished the night 3 for 3, 16 yards and a touchdown. Colin Kaepernick had the play of the night with a 78 yard touchdown run. The defense really only had one bad play where miscommunication between Carlos Rogers and Dashon Goldson resulted in a 52 yard pass play. The running game overall is going to be what carries this offense. Frank Gore, Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James. Man it will be fun watching them run all over defenses.
One area of concern is Aldon Smith leaving the game with an injury and then being carted back to locker room. Latest reports are he left locker room walking on two canes.
Here are some observations from the game.
Overall a solid performance from all units.