The 49ers improved to 9-3-1 and still keep distance ahead of Seattle and the No.2 seed. However if the offense doesn’t get together and be more consistent, it will be hard to keep that No.2 spot, let alone win the West.
Colin Kaepernick finished the day 18 of 23 for 183 and no touchdowns or interceptions. It was very Alexesque, that is until he scored a touchdown on a 50 yard run.
The play calling still seemed questionable and the defense didn’t play that well, but when they needed to they stepped up.
Frank Gore finished the day with 63 yards, which helped him pass the 1000 yard mark for the 6th time in his career. He scored a TD, which tied him with Roger Craig and Joe Perry for all time rushing touchdowns at 50.
On the defensive side of the ball Aldon Smith recorded two sacks, which puts him at 19.5 on the season. He is now the 49ers single season sack holder and only 3.5 away from breaking Michael Strahan’s sack record of 22.5.
The 49ers travel to New England next weekend for a Sunday Night game. The offense needs to tighten up and stay consistent in order to walk away with the W.