Kerry Collins: The starting quarterback job is unquestionably his but it was encouraging to see him have a smooth performance in going 8-of-12 for 68 yards. Most importantly, Collins made good decisions and did not force the ball into coverage.
Lamont Jordan: Again, not that he has any worries about a starting job but Jordan had an encouraging performance carrying four times for 23 yards. He caught three more passes including a beautiful one-handed grab with his left hand.
Doug Gabriel Hardly a factor as a receiver but had a couple of decent kickoff returns and an outstanding 37-yard punt return to set up a field goal.
Tommy Kelly, Bobby Hamilton and Warren Sapp: Granted, the 49ers have an injury-plagued offensive line but all three applied pressure on Alex Smith. Sapp sacked Smith. Is there a reason why he's a better fit for the 4-3 as a tackle and not a 3-4 end?
Johnnie Morant and Randal Williams: Both have a tough fight to make the roster but each had an active receiving game with four grabs apiece.
LaShaun Ward A longshot to make the roster but fumbling a kickoff that led to a San Francisco touchdown won't help his cause.
Courtney Anderson: Committed an illegal shift penalty and dropped what looked like a touchdown pass. Granted the pass was high and it would have been a nice grab but it's one Anderson should have caught.
A LITTLE OF BOTH
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