Blog temperatures rose last week when I produced a chart questioning the perceived gap between Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick heading into the Packers-49ers divisional playoff game.
The chart below shows Wilson with a 91.1 QBR score over his three defeats since Week 8. That was by far the best score for a quarterback when his team lost over that span, counting playoffs. San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick was next at 70.2. Only two other quarterbacks, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers, had scores above 60 for the games their teams lost over that span.
Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards, the most in single-game postseason history for the 49ers and for all quarterbacks in league history. Not to be forgotten, Frank Gore posted a 119-yard rushing performance and Michael Crabtree added 119 receiving yards, good for their first, single-game 100-yard postseason performances.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Smith returned to action after missing the final two regular season games. Harbaugh was more than pleased with what he saw from the defensive co-captain.