Potential Super Bowl Matchups

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(SI.com's Don Banks' thoughts on the potential Super Bowl matchups.)
The reasons to root for this rematch from the regular season are many. For starters, San Francisco's 41-34 upset win in Foxboro in Week 15 may have been the game of the year, at least in the second half, when the Patriots stormed back from a 31-3 deficit to tie it at 31-31 midway through the fourth quarter. The 49ers answered that rally and became the first team to beat New England at home in December since 2002.
Then there's this: Can 49ers second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick pull a virtual repeat of Tom Brady's emergence in 2001, when No. 12 was a second-year backup who replaced his team's injured starter and went on to lead his club to a Super Bowl win in the New Orleans' Superdome?

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