(KRON) KISS THE BICEPS: Not-so-subtle Clay Matthews made his mark on this game with a sack and some smack.
When he sacked Kaepernick for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter, the animated linebacker kissed his biceps Kaepernick-style.
FOX cameras picked him up on the mic saying, “You ain’t Russell Wilson, bro,” in reference to Seattle’s QB.
“Fortunately, we were able to wear them down both offensively and defensively and get a big road win,” Matthews said.
KAP UNDER PRESSURE: A week after throwing a career-high four interceptions, Kaepernick was under pressure all day again, throwing another pick and taking six sacks.
He now has 14 sacks through four games after being sacked 52 times last season, second-most in the league behind Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles with 55.
San Francisco (1-3) has scored just 28 points over three games while giving up 107. The quarterback was booed in the fourth quarter.
“We’re an offense that can run the ball and throw the ball,” 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “We’re not doing either well right now.”
FRUSTRATION MOUNTS: 49ers coach Jim Tomsula isn’t ready for an offensive overhaul or switch to backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, but everybody involved is feeling the heat of an ineffective scheme and a quarterback who admittedly is being cautious with his throws to avoid further mistakes.
Kaepernick, who had played some of his best games against the Packers, went 13 for 25 for 160 yards and a 55.4 passer rating.
“We’ve got to collectively on offense have 11 guys going in the same direction,” coach Jim Tomsula said. “It’s not fractured. There’s a little frustration there but not fractured at all.”