Game capsules for each of this weekend's four conference semifinal playoff games, topped off with…
Reading the keys: 49ers/Patriots
Turn up the pressure on Tom Brady and keep it cranking YES: Brady was rocked in the back by Aldon Smith on New England's second offensive series, then Smith got to Brady again to force a third-down incompletion two plays later. That began a trend of heavy pressure on Brady throughout the first half that threw the quarterback out of rhythm along with the New England offense, which managed just 113 yards in the opening two quarters as Brady was just 10 of 19 through the air with a 40.7 passer rating. Brady had more time in the second half to mount an epic 28-point comeback, but San Francisco's pressure got to him when it counted during crunch time in the fourth quarter as Ray McDonald and Ricky Jean Francois dumped Brady for sacks in the final minutes while the Pats were attempting to mount a final last-gasp comeback. McDonald had the first multi-sack game of his career as the Niners sacked Brady three times and hit him on at least seven other occasions. More Moss against his former...
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