49ers vs. Patriots: Final Player Grades, Report Card for New England

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49ers vs. Patriots: Final Player Grades, Report Card for New England

San Francisco 49ers 41, New England Patriots 34

Unlike the game one week earlier, where a much-anticipated Monday night matchup against the Houston Texans turned into a dominant win for the New England Patriots, Sunday night’s primetime matchup between the Patriots and San Francisco 49ers was an instant classic.

Unfortunately for the Patriots, a 28-point comeback rally to tie the game after a 31-3 deficit was not enough for a victory, and the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak was snapped.

That said, the Patriots showed incredible resilience in their comeback effort, and if a Super Bowl matchup materializes between these two teams, football fans everywhere should be delighted.

While every game can be a roller-coaster of sorts, this game featured the highest of ups and lowest of downs. Which players made the big contributions to help the team nearly pull off one of the NFL’s greatest comebacks ever, and which players put them in a big hole to begin with?

The following slides attempt to make sense of the game as a whole, and grade each significant player on their performance in this game.

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