SANTA CLARA -- Colin Kaepernick's completion percentage ranks 33rd -- in a league that features 32 teams.

Asked him Wednesday about his accuracy, the 49ers quarterback replied: "I think I've been doing a pretty good job with it. For the most part, I've been putting balls where I want to. There's obviously always a few you'd want back."

He may have misfired some passes Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but he countered by noting: "We won, and that's all that matters."

The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 19-17 while Kaepernick's 67.5 passer rating marked his worst in a victorious start of his young career.

Kaepernick came through with clutch scoring drives at the end of each half, including an 8-yard scramble that not only set up the winning field goal but worked wonders in killing time off the clock.

He completed 15-of-29 passes for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

His 57.2 completion percentage this season ranks 33rd among 36 quarterbacks listed in the league stats, ahead of only the New York Jets' Geno Smith (55.4 percent), Houston's Case Keenum (54.3) and Cleveland's Brandon Weeden (52.8).

Kaepernick has endured only one game in which he's had multiple passes intercepted -- a Week 2 loss at Seattle where he threw a career-high three interceptions.

Intercepting Kaepernick could be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' key to a home upset Sunday. Such ball-hawking has keyed the Buccaneers' recent reversal, from an 0-8 start to victories in four of their past five.

Here is the transcript from Kaepernick's media session:

Q: What do you expect from (Dashon) Goldson?

A: "Dashon's a great player. He does a lot of great things and he has a lot of range on the back end."

Q: Did you see Goldson when he was here a couple weeks ago?

A: "Yes."

Q: Was it nice seeing Goldson?

A: "Yes. He's one of my good friends."

Q: Can you share a memory or two about Candlestick Park?

A: "I got my first NFL football there. It's been a great place for me since I've been here."

Q: Have you traded jerseys with a player other than (the Seahawks') Ricardo Lockette?

A: "It's the first time. He's a good friend. We wanted to treat that as a memento."

Q: How dangerous is Buccaneers' pass defense? What's the key to their defense generating all the interceptions of late?

A: "A lot of tipped balls, a lot of them just making plays. They have a great secondary, a lot of talent back there."

Q: What makes LaVonte David so effective?

A: "He plays fast, he plays physical. He does everything right for them."

Q: How do you assess your accuracy this season?

A: "I've been doing a pretty good job with it. For the most part, I've been putting balls where I want to. Obviously, there's always a few you want back."

Q: What's it like having Boldin and Crabtree as your receivers?

A: "It gives you a lot of confidence to put the ball (in the air). You can give them chances that you normally wouldn't give (receivers)."

Q: When shooting Beats by Dre commercial, did you think the crowd was that of the Seahawks?

A: "I really wasn't worried about that. I was worried about doing my part."

Q: Was the point of the crowd that it was the Seahawks?

A: "It was supposed to be a hostile environment."

Q: Approaching this game differently than others?

A: "No."

Q: Long travel, coming off big win, guard against letdown this Sunday?

A: "Yeah, that's something we're aware of. We want to make sure that we prepare this week like we do any other week."

Q: Do the Bucs look better than a typical 4-9 team?

A: "Yeah, they've won four of their last five, if I'm not mistaken, and they've been playing a lot better. They've been playing to win."

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