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49ers report card: Week 8

Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6C
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 - 12:29 am

Offense: Colin Kaepernick has his finest performance since Week 1, and the ground game seems to grow more powerful each week. Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin are the only pass-catching threats, but they are more than enough. Grade: A-

Defense: The unit seems to relax after going up by 28 points. But Ahmad Brooks and Co. play a solid first half. Grade: A-

Special teams: Kyle Williams has a rough first half on returns and is replaced by Anthony Dixon on kick returns in the second. Save one lapse, the coverage units are solid as usual. Grade: C+

Overall: The 49ers are on a five-game winning streak and promise to get stronger a week from today with wide receiver Mario Manningham, cornerback Eric Wright and defensive end Tank Carradine expected back. Grade: A

– Matthew Barrows

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MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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