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Associated Press, Published September 08 2013

Kaepernick's 412 yards passing lead 49ers past Packers

SAN FRANCISCO – Colin Kaepernick rarely utters anything pointed or emotionally charged.

He offered a clear message to Clay Matthews and the Packers’ defense after delivering Green Bay another beating: “If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one.”

Kaepernick took a late, out-of-bounds hit from Matthews 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 San Francisco’s season-opening 34-28 victory Sunday.

Boldin’s sensational San Francisco debut helped keep his team on quite a roll in what has evolved into a fierce NFC rivalry. And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Kaepernick.

From Super Bowl champion Baltimore to contender again with another coach named Harbaugh, Boldin was unstoppable. He finished with 208 yards receiving and a 10-yard touchdown.

Davis made a pair of TD catches for the NFC champion Niners.

Frank Gore scored a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining as the 49ers made it three straight against Aaron Rodgers and Co., after beating Green Bay last September to open the season and then 45-31 in the NFC divisional playoffs.

Rodgers threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, but the Packers departed from Candlestick Park with another defeat eight months after that embarrassing postseason game.

Green Bay 7 7 7 7 – 28

San Francisco 7 7 7 13 – 34

First Quarter

SF – V.Davis 20 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 2:52.

GB – Cobb 5 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:05.

Second Quarter

SF – Boldin 10 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 8:57.

GB – Finley 12 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :16.

Third Quarter

SF – V.Davis 2 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 9:46.

GB – Nelson 8 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:49.

Fourth Quarter

SF – FG Dawson 27, 14:17.

GB – Lacy 2 run (Crosby kick), 8:26.

SF – Gore 1 run (Dawson kick), 5:47.

SF – FG Dawson 33, :26.

A – 69,732.

GB SF

First downs 23 23

Total Net Yards 385 494

Rushes-yards 19-63 34-90

Passing 322 404

Punt Returns 2-25 2-8

Kickoff Returns 3-40 2-60

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0

Comp-Att-Int 21-37-1 27-39-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-11 2-8

Punts 6-46.2 5-47.2

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-44 11-85

Time of Possession 21:25 38:35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Green Bay, Lacy 14-41, Rodgers 2-13, Cobb 2-6, Kuhn 1-3. San Francisco, Gore 21-44, Hunter 6-24, Kaepernick 7-22.

PASSING: Green Bay, Rodgers 21-37-1-333. San Francisco, Kaepernick 27-39-0-412.

RECEIVING: Green Bay, Nelson 7-130, Cobb 7-108, Finley 5-56, Lacy 1-31, Starks 1-8. San Francisco, Boldin 13-208, V.Davis 6-98, K.Williams 3-36, Miller 2-24, Gore 2-21, V.McDonald 1-25.

MISSED FIELD GOALS: San Francisco, Dawson 48 (WL).