49ers review vs. Bills: Quarterbacks

October 9, 2012, 6:26 pm
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It was a near-flawless performance from the 49ers' quarterback position in the team's 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.Here's a breakdown of that 49ers position group:Quarterbacks
3-Scott Tolzien: Was inactive (coaches' decision).
7-Colin Kaepernick: He played 19 snaps in the game, including the final 12 at quarterback in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand. Two of his earlier plays were nullified by penalties. On the other plays, he mostly lined up at wide receiver and ended up in the backfield. On those plays, the 49ers averaged 9.0 yards per play with Frank Gore getting the handoff three times for 24 yards, and Kaepernick rushing twice for 21 yards. . . After taking the pitch on an end-around, he fumbled at the Buffalo 17-yard line late in the first half. . . He came back, while lined up at quarterback, to score on a 16-yard scramble in the fourth quarter. He finished with 39 rushing yards on four runs. He also completed his only pass attempt for 7 yards.
11-Alex Smith: Started and played 53 of the 49ers' 67 offensive plays, including plays nullified by penalties. He completed 18 of 24 attempts for 303 yards and three touchdowns. His passer rating was a career-best 156.2, and he did not take a sack. . . He also gained a career-high 49 yards on three rush attempts. His best play was his first touchdown pass, a 43-yarder to Kyle Williams that was not designed to be a back-shoulder throw. But Smith made a split-second decision and Williams adjusted. "Pretty tough, pretty exceptional, to make that kind of snap decision without the muscle memory of really practicing it on that particular play," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "Thats something that's not the intent on that play. But Kyle made an adjustment and a cool-headed decision by Alex. And they were both in sync and executed it flawlessly. So I think that speaks volumes for both those guys."