SNF Highlights: 49ers 41 – Patriots 34

12/17/2012

FOXBORO, MA – Colin Kaepernick threw four touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers survived a huge New England rally in winning 41-34 on Sunday Night Football.

The 49ers led 31-3 in the third quarter before Tom Brady led the Patriots to 28 unanswered points to tie the game on Danny Woodhead’s 1-yard touchdown run.

But, on the ensuing kickoff, rookie LaMichael James returned the ball into Patriots territory and on the first play of the drive, Michael Crabtree’s catch and run of a Kaepernick pass put the Niners back in front for good. San Francisco is now just a win away from clinching the NFC West, while New England fell a game behind Denver in the race for a first-round bye in the AFC.

Dave Sims and James Lofton called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Colin Kaepernick’s 24-yd TD pass to Randy Moss puts the 49ers up 7-0)

(Delanie Walker’s TD catch makes it 14-3 San Francisco)

(Frank Gore scoops up Kaepernick’s fumble and takes it into the end zone for a TD and a 24-3 lead)

(Michael Crabtree’s 27-yd TD grab makes it 31-3)

(Danny Woodhead’s 6-yd TD run cuts the deficit to 31-10)

(Tom Brady sneaks it in to cut it to 31-17)

(It’s 31-24 after Aaron Hernandez grabs a Brady pass for a 5-yd TD)

(Woodhead’s 2nd TD of the night ties the game at 31-31)

(Crabtree’s 2nd TD catch of the game puts San Francisco back ahead 38-31)

(Listen to NaVorro Bowman’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Steve Tasker)

(Postgame recap from Dave Sims and James Lofton)

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