Originally posted on My Mind on Sports:
The San Francisco 49ers got back to their winning ways last week as they defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-13. The New England Patriots dominated one of the best teams in the NFL, the Houston Texans, 43-12. The 49ers travel to New England to take on the Patriots in what could be a Super Bowl preview. Can the 49ers win in this tough environment or will the Patriots put up another performance like last week?
The 49ers will be led by second year quarterback Colin Kapernick. Ever since taking over for Alex Smith, the young quarterback has added a little more explosiveness to the offense. This week, he will surely be tested on his quarterback acumen by the expertise of New England head coach Bill Belichick. The mastermind of defense has been giving opposing quarterback fits for years. In order for Kapernick to be successful, he must be smart with the football. When Kapernick gets chances to make plays to receiver Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis, he must make those happen. But he also cannot force the action if it is not there. In these instances, Kapernick must use his feet to put pressure on the defense.