49ers divisional playoff grades: Offense

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers massacred the Packers 45-31 on Saturday night. Here is the grade for the 49ers offense.

Offensive line: A. Joe Staley gave up the one and only sack. He injured his arm in the game and did not play particularly well. But the other four offensive linemen sure did. Mike Iupati, Alex Boone and Anthony Davis all were terrific run blockers. Jonathan Goodwin only had one bad snap.

Running backs: A. Frank Gore had his first 100-yard rushing game with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Gore rushed 23 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. He finally seemed comfortable taking handoffs out of the pistol formation, and he seemed much fresher than he did a few weeks ago in Seattle.

LaMichael James only rushed three times, but he gained 21 yards, mostly up the middle on the read option.

Wide receivers: A-. Michael Crabtree had a monster game, catching nine passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers double covered him and he still killed them. How many wide receivers in the NFL are better than Crabtree? Five?

The other receivers caught three passes for 28 yards.

Tight ends: C-. Vernon Davis caught one deep pass – a 44-yard beauty. But he didn’t catch any other passes. Delanie Walker dropped not one, not two but three passes – all in the first half.

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