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Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and a touchdown last week against the Packers.
If you listened to his detractors, you'd be led to believe Colin Kaepernick had a dreadful regular season.
You would be wrong to believe that.
Kaepernick finished the season eighth in passing yards per attempt among qualified quarterbacks. His 7.69 YPA was better than Cam Newton's (7.14) and Tom Brady's (6.92).
I've heard analysts talk about Cam Newton as an MVP candidate, yet his passing statistics are worse than Kaepernick's in several categories. Before we start a debate on who's the better player, I'll just say that Kaepernick's passing ability is underappreciated by many media outlets.
That being said, San Francisco's signal-caller was particularly bad against the Panthers in Week 10.
He posted his worst total QBR of his career, according to John McTigue of ESPN.com. It was also his worst yards-per-attempt average.
With Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree healthy, will he have a redemptive performance?
The 49ers are 13-0 (playoffs included) this season when Kaepernick tops 6.0 in yards per attempt. They're 0-4 when he doesn't.