For a moment it looked like the Miami Dolphins might be able to steal a victory on the West Coast.
For a moment it appeared like the Dolphins had landed in San Francisco and struck gold.
Then, in a moment, it was gone. As Colin Kaepernick crossed the goal line for the final score of the game, slowing his sprint to a jog, the hopes of a Miami upset were gone. The 49ers did what everyone expected them to do.
They beat an inferior Miami Dolphins team.
Let's not lose sight of the fact that Miami put forth a solid effort. The Dolphins traveled across the country and played one of the NFL's toughest teams hard, which is a very difficult task.
But for the second week in a row, the Dolphins just couldn't do enough to upset one of the NFL's elite teams.
And for the second week in a row, we'll try to make sense of this loss by examining seven takeaways from Miami's Week 14 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.