<b>QUARTERBACKS</b>

Colin Kaepernick made enough plays to keep the 49ers on top. It just wasn't his day to play a starring role.

B

<b>RUNNING BACKS</b>

Everyone got into the act today, but it was Frank Gore who had the biggest impact with 81 rushing yards.

B

<b>RECEIVERS</b>

An extremely quiet day until TE Vernon Davis' 64-yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter.

C

<b>OFFENSIVE LINE</b>

The run blocking was superb. On the other hand, Houston DE JJ Watt terrorized Anthony Davis on pass plays.

B

<b>DEFENSIVE LINE</b>

Ray McDonald had a sack and his replacement, Tony Jerod-Eddie, had an interception.

B

<b>LINEBACKERS</b>

NaVorro Bowman's 13 tackles weren't a surprise. Michael Wilhoite's 11 were.

A

<b>DEFENSIVE BACKS</b>

Passing downs were a nightmare for the Texans. Nickel back Tramaine Brock came up big with 2 interceptions.

A

<b>SPECIAL TEAMS</b>

Superb kickoff coverage kept the Texans in a hole all day. Phil Dawson nailed both field-goal attempts.

<b>COACHING/OVERALL</b>

The 49ers looked like the best team in the NFC West today.

A