Kaepernick Keeps Passing Tests

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Kaepernick, in his fifth start, facing his biggest challenge-outscore the mighty Tom Brady in Chowderland in a prime-time Sunday game - led his team to another win, and into the playoffs.

Kaepernick piloted the 49ers to a 31-3 third-quarter lead, watched maestro Brady bring it back to a 31-31 tie with a little less than seven minutes left in the game, then threw a 38-yard TD pass to go-to guy Michael Crabtree. 

This was Kaepernick's biggest test, and it got bigger when Brady called Kaepernick's hand and raised him. A disastrous blown opportunity loomed.



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