Here are some extra notes in the 49ers' 34-3 win over the Texans upon further review:
-Colin Kaepernick completed only six passes, but four of them came on the 49ers first offensive drive of the game. Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis had two receptions each and were responsible for half of the yardage before Frank Gore finished the possession with a one-yard touchdown. The 49ers went conservative the rest of the way and had the game plan set up for Kaepernick to not make mistakes, which he didn't.
-Jim Harbaugh said on Monday that Michael Wilhoite had a solid game and 11 tackles back that statement up. These weren't mop up tackles down field as he did very well at keeping opposing players in front of him. Wilhoite also had to tackle on special teams two times which were on the open field.
-J.J. Watt had a productive game against the 49ers despite the running game having success. Anthony Davis struggled against him but Colin Kaepernick and the play calling prevented the All-Pro DE from being a force.
-Field position was everything, but it wasn't all decided by turnovers. The Texans had several possessions that began inside their own 20 yard line when C.J. Spillman tackled Keyshawn Martin multiple times. When Andy Lee was punting, the Texans were called for a holding penalty on a return which started a drive on their own 10-yard line.
-The Texans still had success on the ground against the 49ers defense, but the early pick-six by Tramaine Brock set the tone for the pass defense. If Houston wasn't trailing, they would have been on the ground more than throwing but Matt Schaub was forced to make throws he was uncomfortable with. He could've thrown four interceptions had Eric Reid not dropped one in the second half.
-Vance McDonald was used as an extra blocker for "jumbo" packages in the full house formation and played well. It looks like the 49ers won't be utilizing him in the passing game until he develops, but he was successful in giving another block for Frank Gore.
-Believe it or not, there were no plays reviewed for the entire game and the 49ers discipline was good. There were only three penalties on the 49ers, one of which was a delay of game when the team couldn't decide whether to kick a field goal or go for it on fourth down.
-It's easy to get caught up with Brock's interceptions, but the entire secondary had a great game with Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers not allowing much. Brown was targeted the most while Rogers ended up not being tested. Schaub was very uncomfortable with throwing the deep ball and Brown was able to defend it every time.