The 49ers led by Colin Kaepernick and a defense that got the best of Brees went on the road and came away with another W. For the second straight week Colin Kaepernick came out and impressed, yes there were a couple hiccups (INT, awareness) but going on the road in that hostile environment, he did well. It did not look like a QB only making his second start.
On the defensive side of the ball they absolutely owned the Saints and Drew Brees, outside of two long pass completions they shut down that high powered offense. Brees was sacked 5 times by the defense and also Brees threw two pick 6′s. One to Ahmad Brooks and the other to Donte Whitner. Yes if you take away that pick 12, the outcome is different, but you can’t and the end result is the same.
The biggest question you’ll hear this week is who remains the starter in San Francisco. Harbaugh said after the game that he’ll make that decision later on this week, but if he stays true to his ‘hot hand’ comment. Kaepernick should take the reins this weekend in St Louis. One thing is certain, it will be an interesting week.
Aldon Smith finished with 1.5 sacks, he is now 1 sack away from passing Reggie White for most sacks in their first two seasons.
Kyle Williams and Kendall Hunter both got injured, it appears as if Hunter’s is less serious. Look for AJ Jenkins and LaMichael James to possibly be activated this week.