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49ers-Dolphins score update: Colin Kaepernick leads first quarter scoring drive

We break down the 49ers impressive opening drive against the Miami Dolphins.

The San Francisco 49ers offense once again has shown some life in the first quarter. The 49ers got on the board early in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins on an 11-yard touchdown reception by Carlos Hyde. Colin Kaepernick ran play action with Hyde, and then threw it over the pass rusher. Middle linebacker Kiko Alonso took a bad angle at Hyde, and it was an easy score. Here’s video of the touchdown play.

Kaepernick put together some big numbers on the opening drive. He completed four of five passes for 31 yards and the touchdown. He also rushed twice for 20 yards. He made a couple strong throws to Quinton Patton and Vance McDonald, and found openings with his legs. It was about

When Kaepernick came on the field, he received quite a bit of booing from the slightly partisan crowd. He was in the news this week for his exchange with Dolphins columnist Armando Salguero regarding his decision to wear a t-shirt with a picture of Malcolm X and Fidel Castro meeting in Harlem nearly 60 years ago. I don’t know how much it impacts his play, but Kaepernick looked good on the opening drive.

It was fun watching a competent offense, but we now wait for the inevitable third quarter struggles.