In the immediate aftermath of his team's 27-24 victory over San Francisco, Andy Reid expressed pride in his team and defused any issues about the quarterback.

"Michael is still the starting quarterback so we won't get that controversy going there," Reid of Michael Vick, who missed the game with a rib cartilage injury.

Of Kevin Kolb, Reid said, "All in all, he managed the game ... He was accurate. He had no hesitation putting the ball in tight holes. He kept up and played like Kevin Kolb can play." Reid also mentioned that there were a few plays that Kolb would like to have back and would know more once he reviewed the film.

Defensively, Reid said, "The defensive line stepped up and played their hearts out against an offensive line that I think is pretty good." That line was without Brodrick Bunkley (left elbow) after the first series and lost Trent Cole to hamstring issues at the end of the first half, but he returned.

The Niners made the game tighter than anticipated with a rally in the fourth quarter, "You have got to play four quarters against them," Reid said. "This is what they do. I am proud of my guys. It's been a long couple of days on the west coast. They stay focused."

Special teams remained a struggle, right from the opening kickoff. "Special teams, we're working through that," Reid said.