The 49ers won 31-17 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon for Week 7. Here are the grades for the offense:
Colin Kaepernick: A-
He didn't need to put up ridiculous numbers, but he was smart and made no mistakes. Kaepernick made the right decisions off the read-option multiple times which led to several rushing yards. He was also able to hit Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis when he needed to as the 49ers converted half of their third downs. Kaepernick was fortunate the interception to Bernard Pollard didn't count thanks to a penalty where it could have been costly.
Running Backs: B
While Frank Gore had two touchdown runs for one yard, it was a tough day to get yards on the ground. The Tennessee Titans were successful in stopping Gore up the middle for the most part and Kendall Hunter was ineffective when he carried the ball. Gore did have two receptions for 34 yards which were handy in keeping the drives alive.
Wide Receivers: C-
Anquan Boldin had a good day of being the go-to guy, but this grade accounts for all wide receivers that were able to play. Jon Baldwin and Kyle Williams were both shutout and the latter was only targeted once. This was the second game this season where Boldin was the only wide receiver with receptions. Williams was also fortunate that his fumble was not ruled a fumble in his only touch of the game.
Tight Ends: A-
Vernon Davis had four receptions for 62 yards and was impressive in getting open throughout the game. Unfortunately, Colin Kaepernick overthrew him two times which would have made this grade a perfect "A". Vance McDonald had one reception, but it was an important one as it put the 49ers on the one yard line before they went up 17-0. He was used as an extra blocker and was adequate.
Offensive Line: B
The Titans won the battle in the trenches straight up in terms of the running game. However, the offensive line protected Colin Kaepernick well as the only two sacks came from set running plays. Kaepernick had time to throw the ball for the most part on Sunday, but it wasn't their best game when run blocking down hill.
Greg Roman dialed up a near-perfect game plan with the team sticking to its identity in running the ball first. While there wasn't complete success on the ground like the 49ers usually have, they took advantage of the short field at the end of the second quarter after Tramaine Brock's interception. The offense has scored four touchdowns on the ensuing possessions after last eight turnovers. This grade is bumped down a notch because the offense became conservative when they were leading 24-0 and 24-3.
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