SAN FRANCISCO - After a slow start, Colin Kaepernick completed six straight passes in his third series of the game and connected on a 5-yard-touchdown toss to Quinton Patton as the San Francisco's earned a 34-14 preseason victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.
Lavelle Hawkins also returned a kickoff 105 yards for a score late in the second quarter.
Kaepernick began the game 1 for 7, then converted his next six pass attempts - including four in a row of 10 or more yards - and finished 7 for 13 for 72 yards.
Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson didn't touch the ball in one series of action for Minnesota.
He made his preseason debut as he begins a year in which he will try to become the first player with consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons.
Quarterback Christian Ponder finished the game 17 for 23 with 116 yards passing. He threw two touchdowns and one interception. His passer rating was 95.6. Matt Cassel finished 3 for 10 with 28 yards.
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