The San Francisco 49ers got a huge win in New England this past Sunday, vaulting themselves back into the No. 1 slot on most major networks' power rankings. Tom Brady and Co. gave us a scare there in the second half, coming all the way back from 28 points down to tie it up. But the Niners rebounded to tack on some points and seal the victory.
Colin Kaepernick had one of his best games yet at quarterback, and the defense—aside from a 10-minute rough patch—was absolutely dominant. LaMichael James had another impact game, and Michael Crabtree came up huge again.
You've got to credit Kaepernick for a gutsy win, although his mistakes should not be overlooked. If not for a couple lucky bounces and a dropped interception, they could have been on the wrong side of this game.
Luckily, the minor errors didn't come back to bite the 49ers, as they were able to put together one of their best overall efforts in front of a national TV audience and win 41-34 in Foxboro. Here is the report card for Week 15's huge win against the New England Patriots: