Kap does it again: Onto NFC Championship
Former Pack QB continues stellar play in NFL playoffs for 49ers
Former Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick always seems to rise to the occasion of the NFL postseason.
Kaepernick's performance in leading the San Francisco 49ers to a convincing 23-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday was no exception.
Kaepernick, a four-year starter for the Wolf Pack from 2007-2010, threw for 196 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing touchdown to lead San Francisco to its third straight NFC Championship game.
The 49ers will meet their NFC West rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, on Sunday in Seattle, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl in February.
Kaepernick's postseason numbers now look this:
He's won more road playoff games (three) than 49er Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young and longtime 1960s and 1970s starter John Brodie combined (two);
His career record in the playoffs now stands at 4-1 (the only loss coming in the 2013 Super Bowl against Baltimore);
He's only the fourth quarterback in NFL history have won his first three career playoff starts on the road.