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Patriots Beat 49ers 30-21

After a rocky start coming off a loss and a bye week, the Patriots stepped up and scored a big road win by beating the 49ers 30-21. Matt Cassel made some mistakes including two interceptions but the running game and ball control gave the Patriots enough to win. The Pats dominated time of possession by almost a 2-1 margin.

Kevin Faulk once again showed his worth, scoring two touchdowns on the ground. The running attack was spread out and effective as the 49ers defense wore down in the second half.

Defensively the Patriots started off poorly, trailing 14-7 after the first quarter. But thanks to some key turnovers (the pick by Brandon Meriweather was sweeeet) and great rush defense (Frank Gore with just 38 yards on the ground) the Pats were able to control the ball and the clock. The Pats are now 3-1 and next week face the underachieving Chargers. A full verdict report will come later.

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  1. Really good win by the boys. Cassel looked more poised this week…and Kevin Faulk was just incredible.

    The defense was good when they had to be, and it was just enough for the victory.

    Posted by KC | October 5, 2008, 7:43 pm

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