Here is the opening to my column from the Niners-Jets game:


What the 49ers did on Sunday — shutting out the Jets, scoring 34 points of their own — was beautiful and it was brilliant. Yes, professional football can be beautiful and brilliant.

Take the beautiful for a moment. The 49ers don’t have a powerful, high-scoring offense. Sorry, but it’s true. They have to mix brains with brawn, and the brains in this game involved reserve quarterback Colin Kaepernick and what the 49ers did with him.

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