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Associated Press Modified: October 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012
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He also forced the Jets to use a timeout midway through the second quarter when Kaepernick came out of the huddle and lined up wide as a receiver.

That was one of several new looks by the 49ers, who also gained 28 yards on a reverse play to receiver Mario Manningham, nine yards on an option pitch to receiver Kyle Williams and seven yards on a fly sweep by receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

"You've got to keep the defense guessing these days," said Manningham, who joined the 49ers this year as a free agent. "It's good to have everybody get the ball. We're trying to just make stuff happen out there, just execute and get the right play-calling and do what we've got to do with it."

Manningham has gained 57 yards on two reverses this season after finishing with minus-10 yards on two reverses during his first four NFL seasons with the New York Giants.

The diverse approach against the Jets seemed to soften the New York defense and breathed some life into a San Francisco offense that had been limited to season-low totals of 280 yards and 13 points the week before during a loss at Minnesota.

It also is providing some new headaches for future opponents.

"Yeah, it's a lot," Buffalo coach Chan Gailey said when discussing San Francisco's offense. "That puts a lot of stress on your defense to prepare for that week-in and week-out."

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