<b>Quarterbacks</b>

Ups (a TD strike to Vernon Davis) and downs (an interception inside the 5-yard line) for young Colin Kaepernick.

C

<b>Running Backs</b>

Frank Gore's 51-yard run was a game-changer. FB Bruce Miller was 2 for 3 on third-and-short runs.

B

<b>Receivers</b>

Anquan Boldin (93 yards) had a much-improved game against Seattle, thanks in part to the return of Michael Crabtree.

B

<b>Offensive Line</b>

Two penalties on Alex Boone, two sacks allowed, but solid run blocking against a good defense.

B

<b>Defensive Line</b>

Marshawn Lynch rarely found a big hole to run through. Ray McDonald had a sack.

B

<b>Linebackers</b>

Quiet game for Aldon Smith. Everyone else had impact, especially NaVorro Bowman (9 tackles, 1 sack).

B

<b>Defensive Backs</b>

A couple of lapses here and there, but mostly solid coverage, plus a late INT by Eric Wright.

B

<b>Special Teams</b>

Phil Dawson hit four FGs and Kassim Osgood blocked a punt, but Golden Tate's long return nearly killed Niners.

B

<b>Coaching/Overall</b>

Adjusting for strength of opponent, this was an impressive and resilient win.

A