It is a very difficult task to go into another team’s building and try to win. It is another difficult task all together to out play a quarterback that beat you in the previous matchup that season. Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers not only beat the Carolina Panthers in their Divisional Round game on Sunday, but they outplayed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton when push came to shove in this huge game.
Kaepernick just might be one of the best quarterbacks in the playoffs right now in the NFL. Sure, he has only been starting for the 49ers for a year and a half, however, he has won more road games in his playoff career (three) than many other quarterbacks ever had a chance to play in.
Kaepernick just seems to amp his game up to another level when it comes to the postseason. Last weekend against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick ran for close to 100 yards in the game. In his game against the Panthers, Kaepernick not only ran for a touchdown, but after he scored, pulled off the “Superman” dance that Newton does when he scores a touchdown.
Many people may say this was a classless act, however, if you are a fantasy football manager who started Kaepernick in this game, who cares! Kaepernick could have done the “dirty bird” or the “Mile-high solute” as long as he puts up points for his managers’ fantasy teams.
In the NFC Championship game, the 49ers are going to be taking on their rival, the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle. This is not going to be an ideal game for either quarterback, however, if you are going to take one of these guys, Kaepernick or Russell Wilson, I would roll with Kaepernick. The guy knows how to win in the playoffs and will do it with his arm or his legs. If you are a fantasy manager, how can you go with someone else? I know I’m not!