NFL Playoffs: Niners, Kaepernick cruise into NFC Championship game

San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore (C) is congratulated by teammates Vernon Davis (R) and Colin...

San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore (C) is congratulated by teammates Vernon Davis (R) and Colin Kaepernick (L) after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional play-off football game in San Francisco, California January 12, 2013. (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO - Among the countless number of red No. 16 Joe Montana and No. 8 Steve Young jerseys that flowed into Candlestick Park on Saturday, you certainly could notice a handful of No. 7 Colin Kaepernick editions sprinkled throughout the crowd.

Local merchants might be well advised to stock up their shelves with more of those suckers in a big hurry in the coming days.

Kaepernick might not make the locals here forget about Joe Cool or Scramblin’ Stevie any time soon, but he certainly is doing his best to turn former first overall draft pick Alex Smith into an afterthought around these parts.

 


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