Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/17/12
Improbable as it seemed, following a first half monsoon of Aldon Smith and the San Francisco 49ers’ dominance punctuated by 142 yards on the ground, an immovable defense, rain aided turnovers, and a well-timed 39-yard run on a fake punt, the New England Patriots offense took the field before their own end zone as 96 yards stood between them and a game-tying TD with 3 minutes to go. The Niners left a myriad of scoring opportunities on the field, managing only a 24-yard pass to Randy Moss for a touchdown on four possessions in the 1st quarter. The league’s best defense stone-walled the NFL’s top offense and gave their own offense multiple opportunities to put the home team away early.… Read more
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