NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the San Francisco 49ers by the AP Pro32
panel (ranking in parentheses):



Chris Berman (ESPN, 2) — As good as they are, be careful 49ers the
division lead is precarious.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 2) — Sunday night game against Patriots
could be Super Bowl preview.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 5)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3) — Switch to Kaepernick
seems to have worked.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 3) — Two more sacks from Aldon Smith, who is in
the running for Defensive Player of the Year. And now for the two-week
stretch that could decide playoff positioning: at New England and at

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 4) — The 49ers can join the
Falcons with 4-0 records against the AFC this season with a victory
Sunday in New England over the Patriots. The NFC leads the
inter-conference series, 31-23.

Clark Judge (, 4) — Forget about suspending Brandon
Jacobs. The 49ers should suspend the schedule. They next go to New
England and Seattle, where the home teams lose as often as it snows in
San Diego.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 3) — Going for a 4-0 sweep of the AFC at
Foxborough Sunday night.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/, 6) — The Colin
Kaepernick experiment continues. He can run for sure, but he only
throws a touchdown 1:43 passes and he's been sacked seven times in the
last two weeks. This week the Patriots on the road and they will take
the run away.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 5) — San Francisco needs to finish hard as the
Seahawks are on their tail in the NFC West. The scorching hot Patriots
and the aforementioned Seahawks remain on their schedule.

Alex Marvez (, 3) — It was the kind of physical victory
that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh cherishes. San Francisco's rushing
attack produced 117 second-half yards and wore down Miami's strong run
defense in a 27-13 home victory.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 4) — Beating the Dolphins was one thing;
beating the Patriots would be something else.