Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Somehow, the San Francisco 49ers managed to respond Sunday, and they did it quickly. Having blown a 31-3, third-quarter lead as the New England Patriots scored 28 points in less than 19 minutes, San Francisco needed just two plays, a kickoff and one play from scrimmage, to retake control en route to a wild 41-34 victory on a cold, rainy night at Gillette Stadium. After New England's Danny Woodhead tied the game on a 1-yard run with 6:43 left, it took the Niners, who have won four of their last five, 18 seconds to get the winning score. LaMichael James ran the kickoff back 62 yards to the New England 38-yard line, and San Francisco scored on the next play. Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick, now 4-1 as a starter, hit Michael Crabtree with a short pass, but Crabtree eluded Kyle Arrington and sprinted into the end zone for his second score of the game. "LaMichael had that huge return for us, and then Kap and Crabtree got it done," 49ers offensive tackle Jo...
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