49ers report card
Any win is good but SF has room for improvement
Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 10:43 p.m.
Colin Kaepernick looked like the game manager this time — until he won the game with a 50-yard run.
Running Backs: A
The numbers weren't huge, but Frank Gore and understudy LaMichael James were tough and nimble.
Michael Crabtree (9 catches, 93 yards) was a one-man receiving corps at times.
Offensive Line: C
As good as the line was in run blocking, RT Anthony Davis couldn't pass-protect against Cameron Wake.
Defensive Line: B
Strong game for Justin Smith, but the line did not always hold its ground against the run.
Aldon Smith (2 sacks) continues his assault on the record books.
Defensive Backs: B
Besides a couple penalties, it was a pretty good day for the secondary, especially Chris Culliver.
Special Teams: B
C.J. Spillman's fumble recovery on a punt outweighed poor coverage on the ensuing kickoff.
A win is a win is a win — but this one wasn't impressive enough to earn an A.
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