The Patriots bring their best game when the competition is stiff, and they make their statements fast and furious. The average score of their 6 games against teams vying for the playoffs (.500 or better) at the end of 3 quarters is
Patriots 30.3 Opponents 12.7
I know it's a 4 quarter game, but it would be a moot point if the 49ers can't contain them through 3. Want their equivalent??
The average score of SF's 7 games against teams .500 or better after 3 quarters?
49ers 11.9 Opponents 11.3
Thank goodness for that Bears thumping. Without it, it would be 49ers 9.3 Opponents 12
How anyone thinks we have the combination of slowing Brady with points of our own is beyond me. It's going to be a **** show.
So what happens if you do this for 4 quarters. Sounds like a silly stat distortion to me.
I'm going to get shellacked for this but the creativity of SF run game is off the charts. There's nothing in the NFL I like to watch more. It's amazing. So saying well Gore VS Foster of whatever...I know HOU and the ZBS blah blah. But I take that system they have in SF every day of the week.
I'm not so sure the run game is really going to be this huge factor anyways though.
Oh I agree that the 49ers run game is awesome, but the Patriots run D has been pretty damn good too. That's all I'm really trying to say I guess
- Travel wont be a factor since the game was pushed up to the night game.
- 49ers play defense and run the ball very well, you can win with that anywhere. remember Lambeau Field?
- If its raining or snowing it would be a nice advantage since the 49ers run the ball very well.
- the 4-9 Cardinals beat the Patriots at home. co mon man..
- if you want to beat the Patriots you have to get to Brady, 49ers have a solid pass rush.
- if you're betting on this game. TAKE THE 6 POINTS!
Holy Smokes.... Look man, consider me a 49er Ambassador in the New England embassy. I know BOTH these teams extremely well. You are in for SUCH a rude awakening if you believe some of these things.
I remember it being Lambeau field in September, not Gillette stadium, 23-0 run in December.
The bold is a very, very deadly misconception. I've seen sooo many slop-fests with Brady teams that you expect to hinder the Pats and the passing. It never does. Never. Ever. Ever. Ever. In fact, it usually sparks more of a blowout.
That was the week 2 version of the Cardinals, remember, the ones who started 4-0 before rattling off 9 losses and imploding? And it was a flukey game. The Pats have scored 200 points in 5 home games since (40 points/game)....2 of those 5 games are against top 5 defenses (Houston, Denver)
49ers have a solid pass rush, but Brady is one of the least sacked QBs in the league. They just shut out JJ Watt.