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Missed opportunities for 49ers, despite 7-3 lead

Tom Brady, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks AP

On a day full of blowouts, the 49ers and Patriots are playing a tight, if not sharply executed game.

Of course, the 49ers could be ahead by more than their current 7-3 margin, if quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his teammates could hang onto the ball.

The 49ers have fumbled four times, the most recent on a fourth-and-inches attempt they chose over a 43-yard field goal attempt. Then again, David Akers had already missed one on the night, and has struggled this year (7-of-15 from 40 yards or longer this year).

There was also a near-miss touchdown on an overthrown-dropped ball to Vernon Davis, touchdown-saving tackle by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after an interception.

It’s been that kind of night, and after a day of bad finishes, what we needed.

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5 Responses to “Missed opportunities for 49ers, despite 7-3 lead”
  1. blakeinfla says: Dec 16, 2012 9:39 PM

    Good officiating….. good game

  2. jtchernak says: Dec 16, 2012 9:49 PM

    Not even enjoyable to watch refs are inconsistent fumbles every minute terrible offense

  3. blakeinfla says: Dec 16, 2012 9:59 PM

    Its only pass interference if thats Pats are on D

  4. tedmurph says: Dec 16, 2012 10:05 PM

    Pats are getting outcoached and outclassed. Should be worse.

  5. illinininer says: Dec 16, 2012 10:14 PM

    When did Akers miss a field goal on the night? And the overthrown touchdown pass to Vernon never touched his hands so how could it be overthrown-dropped?

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