Michael Garcia - December 18, 2012
I'm sure there are some East Coast NFL fans who went to bed early after the Niners were up 31-3 on the Patriots in the third quarter. Man, did they miss a hell of a game. Tom Brady led his team back to tie the game, but San Francisco was able to hang on for the huge (and wild) road win, 41-34. Colin Kaepernick sure isn't afraid of the big stage.
There were some big surprises out there in week 15. How about the Giants getting their asses handed to them in Atlanta, 34-0? The defending Super Bowl champs are inconsistent and are now are in a three way tie for the NFC East lead. The Bears continue to look like a fraud. After starting the season 7-1 and being considered a serious Super Bowl contender, Chicago has gone 1-5 over the last six weeks to fall behind Minnesota for a playoff spot. Speaking of Minnesota, Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yesterday to get within 293 yards of tying Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record. It's going to be an exciting final two weeks of the year.
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