49ers report card: Special teams spoils shot at straight A's
Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:58 p.m.
49ers report card for San Francisco's 45-3 win against the Buffalo Bills:
Alex Smith made all the right throws, one of his best games ever, and Colin Kaepernick hurt the Bills, too.
Running Backs: A
Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter combined for 189 rushing yards.
Watching TD catches by Crabtree, Williams and Manningham, it’s shocking how much better this unit is in 2012.
Offensive Line: A
Complete domination of the Buffalo D-line, considered a team strength.
Defensive Line: A
Statistically, a quiet day for the front three, though they controlled the line of scrimmage.
Patrick Willis’ forced fumble helped turn the game. Ahmad Brooks had a sack.
Defensive Backs: A
Chris Culliver and Dashon Goldson had takeaways, and Ryan Fitzpatrick rarely had open receivers.
Special Teams: C
Spotty kick coverage was about the only real blemish in this game.
The 49ers aren’t just winning these days. They are destroying opponents.
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