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Saying it'll be a blowout has nothing to do with our teams skillset. It has to do with the other team's skillset and the surrounding conditions and circumstances.
-Bill's schemes for young QBs are too much to handle. It even took Peyton years before he was legitimately competitive at Gillette.
-Bill loves young coaches who may have been put on a pedestal quickly - so he generally plays games like this with no mercy. Alpha male complex kind of thing.
-Patriots at home in December is almost mystical in the BB/TB era. 23-0 since their last loss in 2002. It really doesn't matter who you are.
-It's raining, and Colin holds the football away from his body against a team sitting among the leagues best in turnover +/-
-Pats have been one of the best teams in the NFL against the run. The elite Arian Foster had an early bust for 15 yards...outside of that.....14 attempts for 31 yards. (2.2YPC).
-Meanwhile, Gore has averaged just 3.3 YPC in our last 4 road games. Now, it's going to be a slow track.
Now factor in the fact that Greg Roman has been pretty alarming at times...
And look, "Blowout" is a strong word to throw around. My modified score is Pats 34 Niners 17 . 17 points is worse than a close one, but not quite blowout territory, especially if one of those Pats scores comes late.
See, differentiating between rooting for my team and taking realistic stabs at things has never been a problem. I rooted for them all the way through the 2-14 season in 2004...but if you asked me who I thought was going to win week in and week out, I'd be straight forward about it. And hey, I picked us to win more than twice that year! Just because we're a contender instead of a doormat doesn't change the fact that I'm going to shoot straight! I pick us to win against plenty of good teams if our matchups are favorable. But some of these things go beyond unfavorable. If that makes me a *******, so be it!
Last edited by GoBruins17; 12-14-2012 at 09:10 PM.
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I have a ton of respect for NE at home in Dec, but no team remains unbeaten in any scenario forever. I also respect BB as a coach (not as a dresser, but then our coach get dress alittle goofy as well so that's neither here nor there lol). NE put a major slow down on Houston's running attack, but Houston also had to abandon it as well because they fell behind (something we can't do or it'll be the same). That's not to say NE doesn't have a good run D, you have to respect Spikes and Big Vince and that front group, but ours is a running game/OL that wears away at a team if we execute early and can maintain it. The key to this game is early execution by our offense.
Your physical Oline worries me
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The 49ers have a legit shot at winning this game. The key to beating the Patriots is to get pressure on Brady early and often and force him out of the pocket, dont give him a clean pocket to throw out of or else he will shred you all night long. I believe the 49ers have the weapons to do this and can pull this game off. Just look at a couple weeks ago when Brady faced us, thats as close to shutting down Brady as your going to get
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Patriots 24 - 49ers 10
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