I'm not all-in on the performance this past Sunday by our 49ers, but it's sure hard to complain about a two-touchdown victory margin in a home game that had to be won.
Colin Kaepernick bounced back in a major way from the loss the week before to the St. Louis Rams, sealing the game with a late 50-yard touchdown run. He minimized his mistakes on Sunday, and showed good composure in returning from the few errors he did commit.
The running game looked good, and the emergence of LaMichael James is something that should shock absolutely nobody. He looks like a younger (barely) version of Kendall Hunter, which is exactly the kind of tempo change the 49ers need with Hunter out for the season.
And, like usual, the defense was stout against Miami, though the game seemed a little too close for comfort at certain points. All said, Aldon Smith recorded two more sacks to bring him within three of tying Michael Strahan's single-season record, and Kaepernick kept a hold on the starting QB job for now.
Here is my Week 14 report card for the 49ers big 27-13 win against the Dolphins: