Three observations ...

• Colin Kaepernick's tattoos were criticized in a column on AOL Fanhouse. As a somewhat old geezer, my feeling is this: If a guy plays like Kaepernick has the past two weeks, he can have tattoos on his eyeballs.

• It's time to make 49ers GM Trent Baalke a household name.

• Rex Ryan says Tim Tebow is a "game-time" decision. The rest of us say, "Who cares?"

Two bold predictions ...

• The Kaepernick-Alex Smith story line will enter its really fun phase when the 49ers are upset in St. Louis.

• Don't recrown the Giants just yet. RG3 on MNF at HOME adds up to a Redskins WIN.