Aaron Lynch up, Colin Kaepernick down in 49ers' loss

49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker extended for an interception in the third quarter. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A look at San Francisco 49ers players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Thursday night’s 20-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks:


Aaron Lynch: The one-time heir apparent to Aldon Smith, whose clock started quicker than imagined with Smith’s release in training camp, wreaked havoc in the Seahawks' pocket all night. He had two of the Niners’ five sacks and leads the team with five.

Kenneth Acker: First-year starter showed his hands with an outstretched interception of Russell Wilson on a deep, overthrown ball in the third quarter. It was the cornerback’s third pick, tying him with veteran Tramaine Brock for the team lead.

Vernon Davis: Remember him? The veteran tight end caught his first pass since Week 2 and finished with a team-high four catches for 61 yards, his 27-yard reception giving the Niners a brief sense of hope and accomplishment on offense.


Quinton Patton: Started in place of hamstring Anquan Boldin and showed some speed, but his mouth got him in trouble in the fourth quarter when he was flagged for yelling in an official’s face. Fifteen yards later, the Niners were backed up to their own 10-yard line.

Colin Kaepernick: The Seahawks continued their domination of the Niners quarterback, who entered the game with a Total QBR of 18.3 in five regular-season starts against them. He was sacked six times for 43 yards.

Offensive line: On many of the sacks, Kaepernick had nowhere to go, so yeah, that goes on the guys charged with protecting him.