SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers destroyed the Chicago Bears 32-7 Monday night. Here are the grades for the 49ers offense.
Offensive line: A. They opened holes and gave Kaepernick plenty of time to throw in the pocket. They only gave up one sack, and that sack was Kaepernick’s fault – all his receivers were covered and he didn’t throw the ball away.
Running backs: A. Frank Gore had 78 yards on 17 carries, including four runs of more than 10 yards. Kendall Hunter broke tackles and gained 27 yards on five carries. These two guys are clearly two of the best running backs in the NFL.
Wide receivers: A-. Kyle Williams did a great job getting open deep and making the tough over-the-shoulder catch. Mario Manningham did a good job juking defenders, especially on his 37-yard reception. Michael Crabtree did a good job getting himself open in the back of the end zone when Kaepernick was extending the play. Randy Moss caught one pass and let a bullet fly through his hands. Perhaps Kaepernick throws too hard for him.
Tight ends: A-. Vernon Davis had a terrific game. He caught a game-high six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. He could have had close to 150 yards and two touchdowns, but Kaepernick barely overthrew him on a deep pass. Delanie Walker caught one and dropped one like he seems to do every week.