What a finish to that game. The San Francisco 49ers lost their tenth straight game, but they took the Miami Dolphins down to the wire, losing by a final score of 31-24. The upside is the team showed serious life after falling behind 31-14. The downside is the team lost and dropped their franchise record 10th straight game in the process.
The 49ers got off to a start, with an impressive touchdown drive to open the game. However, much like we have seen this season, they stumbled for much of the middle of the game. However, as bad as this 49ers team is, they did not give up. They fought back and had the ball down a touchdown. They pushed down the field and had two shots at the end zone in the closing seconds. Colin Kaepernick could not find Torrey Smith on an end zone slant, and then was stopped on a scramble as time expired.
Kaepernick had one of the better games of his past couple seasons. He finished with 296 passing yards, three touchdowns, and an interception, while also scrambling for 113 yards. He struggled with accuracy at times, but he made enough plays to get this 49ers squad back into the game. It was a disappointing finish, but the 49ers did a good job making it interesting.
Up Next: at Chicago Bears (2-9)
This is a big one for both the 49ers and Bears. Both teams lost in Week 12, and the Bears remain one game back of the 49ers in the draft order. The Bears will likely send out Matt Barkley for a second consecutive week as Jay Cutler could be done for the year. The 49ers will probably be slim underdogs, but this might be their closest road line of the season.