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Colin Kaepernick Praises Receivers, Offensive Line in Win vs. Ravens

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned in a second-consecutive standout performance in Week 6.

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 340 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in a 25-20 win against the Baltimore Ravens. Add those numbers with the quarterback's statistics last week against the New York Giants, and you get 635 passing yards, four scores and no picks.

On Sunday, Kaepernick's 16 completions went for an average of 21.25 yards.

"We had opportunities and took advantage of them," Kaepernick said. "Bruce (Miller) made some great plays and our offensive line came out strong."

Miller's "big plays" that Kaepernick referred to both came in the first quarter. The first came on a 28-yard catch on a quick pass to the right flat. Miller caught the ball and stiff-armed a defender on his way to the big gain. Later in the quarter, the fullback found himself wide open down the right sideline. Kaepernick hit Miller, who ran it down the field for a gain of 52 yards.

After having only three receptions for 30 yards entering Week 6, the fullback caught three passes for 89 yards against the Ravens.

Kaepernick's first touchdown came in the second quarter on a 76-yard bomb to Torrey Smith down the right sideline. After speeding past Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright on a double move, Kaepernick hit Smith in stride and the receiver did the rest.

"We trust Torrey to make those plays down the field," Kaepernick said. "Once again, our offensive line did a great job with protection and Torrey made a great play."

The quarterback's second touchdown came early in the fourth quarter. Kaepernick scrambled to the right after nothing downfield was open initially. Quinton Patton found a way to shake his man and find some open space in the end zone. Kaepernick found the third-year receiver for his first career touchdown catch.

"He was really (the) No. 3. (option)," said Kaepernick as he broke down the play. "We were trying to get the ball to Vernon (Davis) but they had two people there to take it away. I started scrambling left, and he (Patton) did a great job of working the scramble drill and getting open late."

Patton's touchdown wasn't San Francisco's only big play on the scramble drill. A few plays before the fourth-quarter touchdown, Kaepernick was scrambling to his left and hit Anquan Boldin deep down field for a 51-yard gain.

Despite making perfect throws on both occasions, the quarterback took the opportunity to give the credit to his pass-catchers.

"Our receivers are working," Kaepernick said. "They're doing everything they can to make sure we're doing everything we can to make plays. That's also a huge praise to the offensive line. They're giving us time to allow those scramble drills to happen."

Kaepernick won't spend any time celebrating the win. In just four days, the 49ers will be looking for another win, this time against the division-rival Seattle Seahawks on "Thursday Night Football."

The quarterback expressed as much in his press conference.

"I think we're a 2-4 football team that needs to get some more wins," Kaepernick said. "We need this win on Thursday."

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