San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has difficulties expressing emotions.
However, yesterday the 25 year-old offered a clear message to Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers’ defense after beating them: “If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one.”
Kaepernick took a late, out-of-bounds hit from Matthews III in the second quarter and showed no signs of slowing down, throwing for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns, with 13 completions to Anquan Boldin in the 49ers season-opening 34-28 win Sunday.
YouWager experts consider Boldin’s debut with the Niners was outstanding and helped keep his team on quite a roll in what has evolved into a fierce NFC rivalry. In addition, Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Kaepernick.
The 32 year-old wide receiver was a Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens and then a contender again with another coach named Harbaugh. Boldin finished with 208 yards receiving and a 10-yard touchdown.
Davis made a pair of TD catches for the NFC champion San Francisco.
Moreover, Boldin proved to online sports betting fans he is a reliable replacement for injured Michael Crabtree.
Frank Gore managed to score a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining as the Niners made it three straight versys Aaron Rodgers and Co., after beating the Packers last September to open the season and then 45-31 in the NFC divisional playoffs.
It’s quite obvious that Boldin has a knack for season openers, coming through with 10 catches for 217 yards in his first career game with the Arizona Cardinals, seven catches for 110 yards in his first game for the Ravens in 2010 — then this superb outing.
Kaepernick marched his team 80 yards on five plays to take the lead. San Francisco answered after Packers rookie Eddie Lacy put his team ahead on a 2-yard run.
Yesterday’s game marked the second time Boldin had at least 10 catches for 200 or more yards in a season opener and he compiled the sixth-most yards on a kickoff weekend since 1933.