“The 49ers have reached their ceiling with Alex Smith. They are at their floor with Colin Kaepernick.” – Michael Irvin. Quotable from Week 12 Editions of ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’ on NFL Network

Week 12 (11/25/12) – Quotable from

NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network

(Sundays at 7:30 & 11:30 PM ET)

“The 49ers have reached their ceiling with Alex Smith. They are at their floor with Colin Kaepernick.” – Michael Irvin on San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s thought process when deciding which quarterback to start

“The 49ers look more explosive with Colin Kaepernick.” – Deion Sanders on San Francisco 49ers offense playing their second full game with quarterback Colin Kaepernick

“Bruce Arians could get votes for Coach of the Year.” – Michael Irvin on Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians

“[Ben] Roethlisberger can’t play reckless because the Steelers [depend on] him. It is his responsibility.” – Marshall Faulk on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who missed their last two games due to injury. The Steelers lost both games

“You can’t question [the value of] Ben Roethlisberger. He is one of the best in the game.” – Deion Sanders on the impact playing without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had on the Pittsburgh Steelers offense which managed only 242 total yards in their 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns

“Jacquizz Rodgers needs to be the starter; he gives the Falcons a lot more production.” – Deion Sanders on Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who had 79 total yards and a touchdown in the Falcons 24-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Their offense doesn’t suit Michael Turner.” – Marshall Faulk on the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive scheme and their use of running back Michael Turner

“The Texans and Falcons are earning respect of the NFL and analysts.” – Marshall Faulk on the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons who each only have one loss on the season

“The Giants offense works around [Hakeem] Nicks. Without him, it’s a different team… with no outside presence.” Michael Irvin on New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has missed three games this season due to injury


On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:

Who should start at QB for the 49ers? – The NFL GameDay Final analysts weigh-in on the quarterback decision San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh must make going forward:


What happened to the Packers? – The NFL GameDay Final analysts explain what happened to the Green Bay Packers against the New York Giants including how poorly the offensive line protected quarterback Aaron Rodgers:


Week 12 GameDay Express ­– All aboard the NFL GameDay Final Express as it travels throughout the NFL to recap all the action in Week 12:


Hurting without Big Ben – The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced how much of an impact quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made to the team as they fell to the Cleveland Browns without their starting quarterback:


Coach ‘em up  Marshall Faulk breaks down the New York Giants’ successful plays vs. the Green Bay Packers in their Sunday Night Football win:


NFL Game Rewind

Fans can use NFL Game Rewind to replay any of the action from Week 12 online and on-demand. NFL Game Rewind delivers to fans in the United States every play of every 2012 NFL Regular Season game in HD and commercial-free, complete with DVR controls (after the game has aired on television). Additionally, NFL Game Rewind provides access to Coaches Film (including the All-22 & High EndZone camera angles), Condensed Games (full games edited to roughly 30 minutes), and archived games ranging from the 2009 season to present day. NFL Game Rewind is also available via the free to download tablet app which includes telestrator functionality for iPad users. Now fans can analyze plays by drawing over a still frame with the touch of a finger and then share their commentary with friends. For more information on NFL Game Rewind, visit NFL.com/GameRewind.

7:30 PM ET: NFL GameDay Highlights

Host: Chris Rose Analysts: Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders

NFL GameDay Highlights offers a fast-paced recap of the afternoon games, providing highlights, post-game press conferences, player interviews and instant analysis leading up to the Sunday night primetime matchup.

11:30 PM ET: NFL GameDay Final

Host: Chris Rose Analysts: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, and Michael Irvin

NFL GameDay Final is the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.

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