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Week 14: 49ers at Patriots
As the drama of the 2012 NFL Season unfolds, the events leading to week 14 in New England could not have been better scripted.
New England is 10-3. The Pats dismantled the AFC leading Houston Texans 42-14 on MNF just 6 days ago. New England is now considered the class of the AFC.
San Francisco is 9-3-1. Recent history, including a loss to the Rams and the emergence of Colin Kaepernick, have placed Super Bowl ambitions in question. Just who are the 49ers?
The Headlines leading up to the game underscored the potential for fireworks:
Harbaugh vs. Belichick
Kaepernick’s Emerging Talent Vs. the Proven Hall of Famer Tom Brady
New England’s #1 Offense vs. San Francisco’s #1 Defense
New England Defends It’s Undefeated At Home Record in December
Under the lights at Foxboro, the 49ers established that they truely are the pride of the NFC. Jumping out to an early lead, the 49ers withstood a 28-0 New England 3rd Quarter run to emerge victorious.
Here are some of the highlights of the electrifying performance.
Presented as animated Gif’s, these photographic sequences capture key contributions in the 49ers victory.
Michael Crabtree 27 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick in the 3rd Qtr
Aldon Smith Pressures Tom Brady
Michael Crabtree Tip Toes The Sideline
Safety Dashon Goldson breaks free for a 31-yard run and a first down on a fake punt in the first quarter.
Safety Dashon Goldson returns the football 66-yards after teammate Donte Whitner forces the fumble.
LaMichael James 62-yard kickoff return to set up the 49ers’ go-ahead touchdown
Colin Kaepernick contributed 221 passing yard, and 4 TDs against New England
49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald loses his helmet as he sacks Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter
Patrick Willis contributed 11 combined tackles, and was a key element in containing New England’s short yardage passing attack