Boldin wins Player of the Week honor in 49ers debut

Boldin wins Player of the Week honor in 49ers debut
September 11, 2013, 9:30 am
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Anquan Boldin had 13 receptions for 208 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' win over the Packers in Week 1. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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On Monday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked which player would get his vote for NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

“I’m partial so it’d probably be a 49er player,” Harbaugh answered.

That did not exactly narrow it down. After all, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns, and wide receiver Anquan Boldin accounted for more than half of those yards with 13 receptions for 208 yards and one touchdown in the team's 34-28 season-opening victory over the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL has spoken. And the answer is . . . Boldin.

Boldin’s 208 yards receiving Sunday was the second-most productive game of his career. In his NFL debut in 2003, he caught 217 yards in passes for the Arizona Cardinals against the Detroit Lions.

Boldin won AFC Player of the Week honors in 2010 when he became the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 career receptions while leading the Baltimore Ravens with eight catches for 142 yards and three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns.

The 49ers acquired Boldin in an offseason trade from the Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick.

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