Colin Kaepernick dissected one of the NFL's best defenses Monday. Will he continue to start, or will Alex Smith, in the midst of the best season of his career, return after he recovers from a concussion?
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick scores on a 50-yard keeper with just over two minutes remaining to cap the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Frank Gore, who reached 1,000 rushing yards for the sixth time in his career, slices through the Miami defense for an 11-yard gain.
San Francisco's Justin Smith owns the longest streak of consecutive starts, 185, for an active defensive lineman. However, he is questionable at best for Sunday's game with an elbow injury.
Paul Kitagaki Jr. Bee file, 2012 San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, rising after pressuring New Orleans' Drew Brees into an incompletion in a January playoff game, gave the New York Giants fits in two meetings last season.
Randall Benton email@example.com Patrick Willis of the 49ers takes down Cardinals tight end Jeff King (87) after a short gain. The 49ers held Arizona to 262 total yards in their 27-13 victory.
The 49ers' Michael Crabtree makes a three-yard touchdown catch against the Cardinals' Patrick Peterson in the first quarter.
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Vernon Davis gains 22 yards on a toss from Colin Kaepernick on Nov. 19 against Chicago. Davis later had a TD pass in the Monday night game.
Paul Kitagaki Jr. Bee file, 2012 Vernon Davis, shown catching a pass against New Orleans last January, says the Saints' bounty scandal is a non-issue for the 49ers.
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Aldon Smith of the 49ers had 2 1/2 sacks against Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger, right, in a Monday night game last season.
Bee file, 2011
San Francisco's Aldon Smith sacks St. Louis' Sam Bradford in the second quarter. Smith has 171/2 sacks this season, tying the franchise record set by Fred Dean in 1983.