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49ers win, Raiders fall -both QBs shine

The NFL season is underway, with both the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers having played their first game this weekend. Each team had one common goal in mind; to win. That’s exactly what the 49ers did, at least.
In a rematch of last year’s National Football Conference (NFC) Divisional Round, the 49ers succeeded again by defeating the Green Bay Packers 34-28. Bad blood was definitely present from the very beginning.
Players from both sides were laying hard hits on each other, creating a brutal atmosphere and eventually leading to Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews illegally hitting 49ers’ quarterback and local hero, Colin Kaepernick. Matthews’s controversial hit on Kaepernick immediately started a brawl between multiple players resulting in penalties for both teams.
Kaepernick got his revenge twofold, though. First by throwing a touchdown pass to teammate Anquan Boldin, and then shortly after by getting the victory.
He put up a solid performance going 27 for 39 with 412 yards and three touchdown passes and zero interceptions.  He also added 22 rushing yards on 7 carries.
Things didn’t work out as well for the team on the other side of the Bay Bridge. The Raiders were in the middle of a close shootout with the Indianapolis Colts from start to finish. Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor played well, running the ball and ended the game with 112 yards rushing.  Pryor’s 112 rushing yards were highest amoung all players on Sunday.
The Raiders had a good chance to start off in a winning fashion, but a couple of key mistakes by Pryor couldn’t be overcome. They fell short after Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck ran for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. The final score was 21-17.
Overall, good performances in week one by both Bay Area teams. Week two should be just as exciting with the 49ers taking on the division rival Seattle Seahawks and the Raiders hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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49ers win, Raiders fall -both QBs shine