The revered legacies of San Francisco quarterbacking greats Joe Montana and Steve Young had to stand down Monday night, as benchwarmer Colin Kaepernick turned in a better first game as a starter than either of the Hall of Famers. Forced into service by an injury to starter Alex Smith, Kaepernick helped bury the Bears, who were without injured QB Jay Cutler, by completing more passes (16 of 23) and throwing for more yards (243) and more touchdowns (2) than either Montana or Young did in their debuts as San Francisco starters. The result: a 32-7 win. To test your knowledge of Week 11 NFL developments, take this 12-question quiz.
The Chicago Bears looked like a far more serious Super Bowl contender than Dallas Monday night in beating the Cowboys 34-18. It was yet another game underscoring Dallas’s march toward mediocrity over the last six years. What do you know about the play of the team’s starting quarterback and other developments during Week 4 of the NFL season? Take this 12-question quiz.