The 49ers vs. Patriots was the showcase game of the NFL slate, heading into Week 15. The game delivered on its promise. These two teams are in the upper echelon of their respective conferences and this could be a precursor to the Super Bowl.
The 49ers defeated the Patriots by a score of 41-34. New England rallied from a 28-point deficit to tie it at 31. The Patriots had all the momentum, but the 49ers were able to rally and score the next 10 points to give them a 41-31 lead.
A late field goal by the Patriots accounted for the final score, as the 49ers head home with a 10-3-1 record. They lead their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks by a game-and-a-half, with two regular-season games remaining.
There were several 49ers who can be classified as winners or losers based on Sunday night's game. Let's take a closer look at who stood out, both positively and negatively.