NEW YORK -- Sunday Night Football on NBC, featuring the 49ers 41-34 victory over the Patriots, drew 23.2 million viewers, up 40% from last year’s Week 15 game (Ravens-Chargers, 16.6 million).
Despite allowing 443 yards passing on Sunday night, it was a very good night for the 49ers' defense.
So here, ultimately, what we learned about the 49ers after this week’s BIGGIDY-BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR, and right before this coming week's BIGGIDY-BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR:
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Here's what was being said from the New England Patriots after the 49ers' 41-34 victory on Sunday night: