Matt & Mindi -- 49ers now legitimate Super Bowl contenders
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach talk about the 49ers' big lead, the Patriots' big comeback and Kaepernick's resiliance under center in San Francisco's win in New England.
Is to -- huge road win against the Patriots 4134. And final. Coming back here excellent steam there early and Rory. What stands out more at four turnovers by the Patriots team came in -- scheme used giveaways and takeaways. Talk about the two receptions time pre game away. Talk about -- when he answered points late in the game the Titans 31 49ers took. This game. It was and what stands out to me is it the Patriots had all the momentum in the world and you could see the forty after world caving in on them. Several players to me in the locker room. There's a lot of fight in this team and they decided to keep fighting and Patrick Willis said that. We we're gonna fight for sixty minutes and that's exactly what they did it this wasn't a victory I expect -- coming here again. It's a very difficult place to play against a team that hasn't lost at home in twenty games in December so. Huge victory for the 49ers are really puts them on that list now teams they'll be considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders. -- very big win for calling cabernet is well for a touchdown passes for him they come out the first drive for the 49ers -- four of five connects and with. Randy Moss on the first touchdown of the game and then every time the 49ers defense. Gave that offense a turnover late in the game they capitalized -- quick strike they scored two touchdowns and eleven seconds at one point to go up by twenty points. Yeah -- mean you know the foreigners could have done a lot more and they feel they missed a field goal Delanie Walker had turnover. I mean there were some opportunities for this team to. To do some more things -- -- -- fourth down play -- in in Patriots territory that Japanese fumbled and then fell on. Three fumbles from Colin gap or neck of the center quarterback exchange as he political and or reason or another well in the first half yeah. -- put on a glove and and had that problem kind of went away. But. Yeah I mean governing had some some really nice throws. He only was it. It was a masterpiece. There was there was some stuff going on that me and I mean like you said. To win to beat this team and you don't even really have to look at how they did it but -- they did it almost makes it even more impressive to have. Did to have so much things assuming things go right for them and then have everything go wrong for them. And this would have been eight total. Collapse. But the team kept its poise and album Michael James of the big kickoff return set up that touchdown pass. Crabtree from Romania thirty yards so. It's a very significantly and for the 49ers thought. Honestly I think that's a standout a lot of players got up at season's first -- Carlos Rogers with his first interception and the year. Navarro Bowman with his first forced fumble of his career almost made his first career interception. I mean we saw so many things at the right time that this team needs. Heading into the playoffs and secure that playoff berth in one thing all the players after the scheme that they were gassed. They are tired I thought they'd be more elated about the wind but there are simply too tired 65 plays the Patriots ran on his defense and they were they were -- There are some guys coming in and yeah it was more relief and there's a little bit of whooping and hollering and Jonathan Goodwin said. Now is the longest game ever and energetic conditions had something to do with it. Now there's there's one issue here with with justice if he's gonna happen MRI on Monday on his left arm. -- He did not finish this game. -- it -- hockey team in the locker and he said a next man up look but Ricky -- France why did. With a big sack late in this game to help the 49ers defense preserved this victory. They need here everywhere and still move it out here. But it's another big game in Seattle next week this team won that first round bye so there really focused already on Seattle they were talking about every -- they said it yeah. And bigger yeah I mean. You'll the 49ers now they're obviously on the playoffs is a very strong likelihood that they're gonna win the NFC west is after all they only have to win one of the last few games. But if they lose in Seattle now you start looking at the end media as a third seed. And they want them personally this is a physical game and a very tough environment. There's a lot of bumps and bruises and it's not going to be. Game for the faint of heart on Sunday in Seattle you as a few physical teams that on -- Thursday night but he very physical game several weeks ago so the 49ers. I can say they need that first round five they certainly want them first round -- in the way to get it just went out. The last thing -- -- get this -- wasn't radiator a lot of issues that they need over time. There's a fumbled snaps. -- the return game though the conditions may have had something to do it that its head again obviously by the yet but I'm living I have buy them quite an awesome if suddenly marker with the return. Where 49ers need to shore up their return game. Well I mean -- beginning had been doing a pretty good yet about finding a couple weeks ago is his average has been around eighteen yards that's not bad. They've moved him off they picked us where I don't think he was nearly as effective as he had been on clients that we had to turn -- around us but. La Michael James now is the guy in what wanna I wanna spark that he provide. Went there with the 49ers were blown -- pieces 62 yard kickoff return. He said that everybody in Buffalo before that it. Why don't we need him. We need to abide fill in the Michael -- -- and they just called that morning La Michael James has left the sideline he followed Delanie Walker. Clearer that -- ended Delanie Walker had a kind of a strange game we had them on the early game he had a touchdown catch. He had a great block well Michael James volley and just like moving vans heading back. To the airport. And that's and then it deep but the recovery on the onside kick -- -- -- the only time this game after the Patriots need to. Run it he -- say now we can talk a little that you could say 49ers win this game.