Ron Glover’s Week 12 NFL Recap: Colin Kaepernick continues to impress in Niners victory over the Saints; Giants open up a can on the Packers

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With consecutive victories against the Bears and Saints, the job is Colin Kaepernick’s to lose.

Colin Kaepernick proved for the time being he deserves to be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. The second year signal caller is making his mark in the Niners pursuit of home field advantage in the playoffs. Frisco went on the road and handled the hot New Orleans Saints 31-21.

Late November means it’s money time for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants. After back-to-back losses, the Giants jumped on the Packers early. Eventually Cruz…I mean, cruising to a 38-10 victory.

Browns 20 – Steelers 14 – The Steelers produced more turnovers than a Hostess factory. Glad to see Plaxico Burress back out there, but they can ill afford to lose anymore ground in the playoff chase.

Broncos 17 – Chiefs 9 – The Chiefs made the Broncos sweat just a little.

Bears 28 – Vikings 10 – Only the Packers performance against the Giants was more surprising.

Falcons 24 – Buccaneers 23 – The Bucs let the Falcons off the hook in this one. The Falcons are more lucky than good when it comes to close games.

Dolphins 24 – Seahawks 21 – Remember what I said about the Dolphins. Seattle hung tough dealing with everything that accompanies a 3,ooo mile road trip. *Breaking News* Starting corners Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman will be suspended for violating the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Drugs Policy for use of Adderall.

Colts 20 – Bills 13 – The Bills have hung tough the last few weeks, refusing t0 mail it in. Mario Williams had 3 sacks yesterday.

Jaguars 24 – Titans 19 – Jaguars wideout Justin Blackmon is having a strong second half. 

Bengals 34 – Raiders 10 – I wonder if the Raiders are going to give Terrell Pryor a look in the closing weeks.

Ravens 16 – Chargers 13 – Coughing up a 4th and 29 is a microcosm of the Chargers season.

Rams 31 – Cardinals 17 – Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

49ers 31 – Saints 21 – Kaepernick didn’t dazzle us with numbers, but his arm and ability to extend plays will keep him under center.

Giants 38 – Packers 10 – The Giants didn’t use the fallout of Hurricane Sandy as an excuse. They’re preparing their own perfect storm with the playoffs on the horizon.

Tonight: Panthers vs. Eagles 8:30 pm.

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