Well Dan & Jordan typically didn't make as large of mistakes as either of the other two teams. But they also didn't often show much of the drive that a team like Jet & Cord did.
Things to like, again another finale that features no mid leg equalizers (ARRGGGHHH to the seasons 1-10 for that).
Boo for Jordan pushing his way up in front during the night, though seriously guys you saw him do it in the morning why the hell didn't you say something then instead of 4 hours later. Thats really stupid. But it really had no practical impact on the race.
Great, great move by Dan asking to get seating (mid flight while others are asleep) in first class. Perfectly legal. One of the best moves we have seen a team do in the finale leg (1st seasons winners using all their saved money to buy a cell phone, was another awesome move. It didn't help, but the idea is excellent).
This gave the guys the lead they needed to win. Having a lead also allowed them to stay calm, as this is a team that could get stressed easy.
Bad, the memory task was one of the weakest ones (season three's totem pole is probably the same level), but unlike that season you had other task in San Fran to control your fate.
As it goes, while J&C (followed by L&M) won the most legs, when you actually break down those legs, and you look at the rest of the legs they really didn't race well.
Probably my biggest complaint about the seasons 12 and on, is that so many teams just aren't racing well, even teams that win a lot are doing solid across the board racing.
Another plus of this season though was the return of having to drive yourself. Sure it wasn't over vast areas of land, but it still is a nice change away from teams almost never driving themselves.
Please, please cast competitive, consistent, and entertaining racers, please.