Football Night in America

Season 7 Episode 17

San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Dec 16, 2012 on NBC
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San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots

The team presents highlights and analysis of Week 15 Sunday action and sets the stage for the Sunday night game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots game from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
The game report can be found here.

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    • QUOTES (3)

      • (interviewing San Francisco defensive standouts Aldon and Justin Smith)
        Bob Costas: You're both named Smith. You both create havoc for quarterbacks. You both went to the University of Missouri. It's like you're twins.
        Aldon Smith: We are, just different colors. (laughter)
        Justin Smirh: I don't know about twins, but he's a good player. I wish I was his twin. He's a talented, talented player.

      • (on Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly)
        Peter King: I believe that two of the teams that are going to have some serious interest in him are Philadelphia and Cleveland.

      • Mike Florio: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was in Cleveland for the first time today and the fact that he's not in Cleveland more frequently could be the thing that gets (Cleveland) G.M. Tom Heckert fired. I'm told that if Heckert is let go, the primary reason will be the failure of the Browns to move up from No. 4 to No. 2 in the draft to get Robert Griffin III.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Out of respect for the victims of the horrific elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut in which 26 people, including 20 six- and seven-year old children, the opening sequence was changed. To begin, Bob Costas spoke about the tragedy and then was joined by Cris Collinsworth and Hines Ward for a brief recap of the day's events. This was in place of the regular opening sequence which features Cris and Al Michaels. As a result, Sunday's highlights started much earlier than usual.

      • Bob Costas' interview segments feature San Francisco defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Aldon Smith and New England defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.

      • Alex Flanagan reports on the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys game from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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