Sunday night’s 49ers-Patriots game wasn’t just a string of ridiculous drives in the pouring rain. It wasn’t merely an attempt to force the entire East Coast to show up groggy to work Monday morning. It wasn’t even an announcement that the Colin Kaepernick era was here to stay in San Francisco (although I think it dashed Alex Smith’s slim hopes of getting the job back without an injury this season). It was a coronation, people, a title belt–winning victory in what was arguably the best game of the entire season.
A title belt? Yes, a title belt.