November 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) talks to quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh says offensive struggles about more than Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers have struggled offensively and lost to the Carolina Panthers at home 10-9. A lot of people have been pinning their struggles on quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but head coach Jim Harbaugh keeps pointing to the entire offense.

“Across the board, we take accountability,” Harbaugh said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “We’re not going to go through, dissect position-by-position, raking anybody over the coals. That’s not the best thing for us. We’ve got a tough game coming up. We’re not going to wallow in it.”

It doesn’t hide the fact that Kapernick has his career-worst passing production in the loss to the Panthers. The 49ers run offense ranks 4th in the NFL with an average of 147.7 yards, the struggles are clearly in the passing game. Their 173.9 yards per game through the air ranks dead last in the NFL. A lot of that can be blamed on the depleted receiver corp though.

“Offensively, we were not getting in a rhythm and moving the ball,” Harbaugh said.

“Everybody involved with it is working harder than you can imagine to be the winning edge we need it to be, championship-type of football,” Harbaugh said. “We didn’t play championship football offensively this week.”

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