SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers' power-based offense continues to generate results.
Colin Kaepernick has 225 passing yards, 128 of them on deep passes to receiver Torrey Smith and fullback Bruce Miller that were produced off of play-action fakes when the quarterback was under center. The 49ers lead 16-6.
The 225 passing yards are the most Kaepernick ever has had at halftime in his career.
Kaepernick mostly has been in the shotgun this season. But that started to change last week against the Giants and is continuing against the Ravens. Of the 49ers' 32 offensive plays in the first half, 25 were run with Kaepernick under center.
The pass to Smith -- 76 yards for a touchdown -- underscored Baltimore's issues both on offense and defense. Cornerback Shareece Wright, who was a member of the 49ers eight days ago, was in coverage because of injuries at the position.
Smith put a double move on Wright and, because of a play fake to Carlos Hyde, Kaepernick had plenty of time to throw the ball down field to the speedy wideout.
The play also highlighted that the Ravens have yet to find an adequate down-the-field replacement for Smith, who left Baltimore via free agency in March. Baltimore does have Steve Smith Sr. (back) back for this game and he has 54 receiving yards. But two passes to him in the end zone have been incomplete with cornerback Tramaine Brock in close coverage.
The 49ers linebackers have been criticized in recent weeks especially as it pertains to pass coverage. A Michael Wilhoite interception in the second quarter, however, set up a 26-yard field goal by Phil Dawson. He also has hit from 53 and 31 yards.
The 49ers offense has outpaced the Ravens’ 279 yards to 147 yards.