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Colin Kaepernick Values Wins over Stats

Posted Oct 9, 2013

Colin Kaepernick stressed his preference is winning games and not producing gaudy statistics.

Colin Kaepernick shared the spotlight during his Wednesday media session.

The 49ers quarterback stood in the corner of the locker room by the lockers of San Francisco’s offensive linemen.

The linemen all groaned when they saw the cameras and reporters following Kaepernick in their area.

“Welcome to my life,” Kaepernick said back to his linemen.

The 49ers quarterback continues to be in the spotlight coming off a 6-completion performance against the Houston Texans.


Kaepernick insisted he had no problem with his 113-yard passing performance. He only attempted 15 passes in the Week 5 win over the Houston Texans, but the production didn’t bother Kaepernick very much.

“The only stat I really care about is whether we won or not,” he said.

The 49ers have the second-worst passing offense in the NFL, averaging 181.6 yards per game, but it’s not a concern to Kaepernick. When pressed again about his consecutive sub-200 yard passing performances, Kaepernick replied, “I’m happy with consecutive wins.”

San Francisco’s starting quarterback has not committed a turnover and has led his team to back-to-back wins.

After throwing four interceptions and losing two fumbles in Week 2 and 3 losses to Seattle and Indianapolis, Kaepernick has bounced back to post quarterback ratings of 115.7 and 89.0 in his last two starts.

When Kaepernick starts and has a passer rating higher than 100.0, the 49ers are 7-0.

Jim Harbaugh stated that the 49ers will do what’s necessary to win games. Against the Texans, the 49ers had plenty of running lanes and a large enough lead where big passing plays weren’t needed.

That’ll likely change this week against an incoming Arizona Cardinals team coming off a dominant home win over the Carolina Panthers.

The Cardinals recorded seven sacks, three interceptions and one fumble recovery, all while holding the Panthers out of the end zone.

“I think they were underrated last year,” said Kaepernick, who completed 16 of 28 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 17 home win over Arizona.

“They play hard. They play fast,” he added. “They show a lot of different looks.”