The short version is, the 49ers have overcome some early mistakes to take a 17-3 halftime lead over the Patriots, and will get the ball to start the second half.
The long version will be longer than Ed Hochuli’s attempt to explain a second quarter Patriots punt that may or may not have been touched by Ted Ginn Jr., but stayed with the 49ers after a lengthy review that managed to make both head coaches incredibly upset.
The illegally touched punt could end up being a frustrating footnote for the locals, because the 49ers are controlling game so far, outgaining the Pats 249-113, with a whopping 142 yards on the ground.
The way the 49ers defense has held Tom Brady in check has been admirable, particularly keeping Wes Welker out of the box score.
If the 49ers can build on this lead, Hochuli may escape further criticism (not likely).