Patriots pull away in fourth, hold off 49ers

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Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and the Patriots, despite a scoring rut that lasted for nearly two full quarters, eventually pulled away from the 49ers Sunday to win, 30-17.

It rained for much of the game, and the Patriots appeared comfortable playing conservatively. But after a scoreless third quarter Brady threw two quick touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and turned a 13-10 game into a 27-10 game.

The 49ers allowed more than 400 yards of offense for the fifth straight game. The Patriots scored touchdowns on their first two possessions but then found things uncomfortably close before Brady hit Danny Amendola on a 5-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.

Brady’s four touchdown passes went to four different players. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell, who was playing more in the absence of Chris Hogan, caught four passes for 98 yards and the final touchdown.

Brady now has 21 career games of four or more touchdowns and no interceptions, an NFL record.

The Patriots ran up more than 250 yards of offense in the second half. LeGarrette Blount finished with 124 rushing against the league’s worst run defense, and the Patriots finished 8-of-16 in converting third downs.

Brady threw for 280 yards and was only sacked once. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was 16-of-30 for 206 yards and two touchdowns but was sacked five times.

49ers kicker Phil Dawson kicked his 400th career field goal in the first quarter, becoming the 10th NFL player to reach 400 career field goals.

The Patriots are 8-2 and play at the Jets next week. The 49ers, losers of nine straight, are 1-9. They play at Miami next week.

70 responses to “Patriots pull away in fourth, hold off 49ers

  1. hmm, what a coincidence. another california teams caves in and blows it. this is directly attributable to the whole lefty, tax first ,people second philosophy of california. the fans and residents of cali just don’t get it. it’s called insanity. do the same thing over and over and expect different results. keep voting in leftist policies, and it worms it’s way into everything…yes it affects teams and team play. they always think something or some group will bail them out. life isn’t like that. u have to do it yourself.

  2. Pats look sloppy and still win. that won’t fly in the playoffs. Mitchell shows some promise and they need more outside speed & size. Bennett seems to be vanishing. If they don’t fix the D they risk losing the division title.

  3. Tee to tha hee.

    Can’t wait to read Patriot Hater’s excuses this week. 🙂 Never gets old. 🙂 Never gets boring to laugh at. 🙂

  4. 199 wins for the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft. One more to catch PEDton Manning and the record.

    🙂

  5. Nice win for the Pats w/o both Gronk & Hogan!! Good to see Mitchell score too.
    Loved all the Brady chants, the entire game!! Awesome homecoming for both Tom & Julian.

    Go Pats!!

  6. Strange game. It really seemed like once the skies opened the Pats got uber conservative on both sides of the ball, in the absence of Gronk Brady was locking in on Edelman and the D backed off the pressure. Once the rain slackened they turned it back up spread the ball around more and the D pressed more as well.

  7. chippy, I’m too bored with your posts to even bother to make the keystroke to give you a thumbs down. I’m sure Brady heard the chants. I just wish they either let Brady run a naked bootleg in his hometown, and make a Gronk spike, or at least allow Brady to make a curtain call, before taking a knee on the 5 yrd line. I guess BB and CKelly are too good of friends to do that.

  8. jchipwood says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:04 PM
    Dolphins are the best team in the AFC East right now minus the teams that cheat or including the teams that cheat.

    If the playoffs started today the Dolphins are not in

    Now go to bed little Chippy, dream some more that the Dolphins are a good team.

  9. Didn’t watch a minute of it, since that disrespectful turd doesn’t stand for the anthem. So glad to hear the 49ers lost again! Jim Harbaugh has his team competing for the top spot in the league in which his team plays — how’s that workin’ out for you 9ers? Jed and Trent = complete knuckleheads.

  10. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 7:47 PM

    hmm, what a coincidence. another california teams caves in and blows it. this is directly attributable to the whole lefty, tax first ,people second philosophy of california. the fans and residents of cali just don’t get it. it’s called insanity. do the same thing over and over and expect different results. keep voting in leftist policies, and it worms it’s way into everything…yes it affects teams and team play. they always think something or some group will bail them out. life isn’t like that. u have to do it yourself

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    I’d be kind by saying you have a very tenuous grasp of reality or logic in general, not that anything you said had to do with football but California is the 6th largest economy on the PLANET. That’s right! All of our “leftist” polices lead us to become a financial giant, with a budget surplus that provides more tax dollars than it recieves and contributes to the survival of your podunk state.

    But I digress, this game highlights the gross disparity between a team as talented as the Patriots and our floundering roster of misfits. Our D held us in the game for a while, whether that was due more the rain or play calling is ancillary to the fact that our offense does not possess the caliber of players needed to compete. Watching Tom Brady play is a luxury, great game Patriots.

    I hope to wake up one day and see either Baalke gone or the Yorks sell the team, preferably the latter.

    Go Niners.

  11. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 7:47 PM
    hmm, what a coincidence. another california teams caves in and blows it. this is directly attributable to the whole lefty, tax first ,people second philosophy of california. the fans and residents of cali just don’t get it. it’s called insanity. do the same thing over and over and expect different results. keep voting in leftist policies, and it worms it’s way into everything…yes it affects teams and team play. they always think something or some group will bail them out. life isn’t like that. u have to do it yourself.

    _________________________________________

    Seriously? you do know that state taxes have nothing to do with Football, right? and oh, BTW, California’s economy is doing way better than most of the states in this country (in fact, most of those right wing states are ranked at the bottom). AND, CA didn’t turn around economically UNTIL we got all the right wing, trickle-down morons out of the state government. Watch/read something besides Fox news once in a while

  12. jchipwood says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:04 PM
    Dolphins are the best team in the AFC East right now minus the teams that cheat or including the teams that cheat.
    ==============

    No doubt that sounded much better in your head than it looks out here in the real world. Can just see you imitating a mike drop with your fishy sippy cup too, lol.

  13. I’d be kind by saying you have a very tenuous grasp of reality or logic in general, not that anything you said had to do with football but California is the 6th largest economy on the PLANET. That’s right! All of our “leftist” polices lead us to become a financial giant, with a budget surplus that provides more tax dollars than it recieves and contributes to the survival of your podunk state.

    If money was gunpowder, California wouldn’t have enough to blow its nose, California doesn’t have enough money to pay for a pothole repair. Your freeways and roadways are in disrepair. The freeways are in such bad condition that any prolonged use of them results in your car needing an alignment. People are leaving in droves. Your state is an earthquake or wildfire away from the State going bankrupt.

  14. Lol, watching that game flow it could be argued as a takeaway that the Patriots cant play in the rain. Just because there were so many struggles in the rain and then how dominant they became as the weather cleared.

    Seriously though. Keep working on that D. It has holes in it that may be survivable now, but wont be in the post season.

  15. I usually look forward to going down to Miami for the Pats gm in December, where Pats fans usually outnumber fins fans. Just walk up and buy a ticket. But, the Pats will have the #1 seed sown up, and the fins will be out of it, so what’s the point? I could go to a preseason gm and watch the scrubs play. I’m thinking Nassau instead.

  16. saltineamerican says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:50 PM
    I’d be kind by saying you have a very tenuous grasp of reality or logic in general, not that anything you said had to do with football but California is the 6th largest economy on the PLANET. That’s right! All of our “leftist” polices lead us to become a financial giant, with a budget surplus that provides more tax dollars than it recieves and contributes to the survival of your podunk state.

    If money was gunpowder, California wouldn’t have enough to blow its nose, California doesn’t have enough money to pay for a pothole repair. Your freeways and roadways are in disrepair. The freeways are in such bad condition that any prolonged use of them results in your car needing an alignment. People are leaving in droves. Your state is an earthquake or wildfire away from the State going bankrupt

    ———————————————————————-

    We generate over $200 billion a year in a budget surplus, that’s not including the money that goes to our “rainy day” fund that would contribute to a either a natural or financial disaster. Oops! You’re argument has just been destroyed.

    Facts have a liberal bias.

  17. We generate over $200 billion a year in a budget surplus, that’s not including the money that goes to our “rainy day” fund that would contribute to a either a natural or financial disaster. Oops! You’re argument has just been destroyed.

    If what you say is true, you should have the cleanest parks, best rest areas (with none closed with weeds growing) and the finest roadways. You don’t. There should be no abandoned buildings (there’s tons). The city roadways are in disrepair. Your public transportation is dirty, uncomfortable and poorly maintained. The amount of poverty and the results of that poverty are evident in all big cities in California. Your homeless are completely ignored. All that money and your state is in disgusting, poor condition.

  18. Any win in the NFL regardless of how your team plays or where you team plays is a good win.

    The other team has skilled professionals and a coaching staff and is trying too.

    It’s a tough league to get a win in.

    Go Patriots!

  19. We generate over $200 billion a year in a budget surplus, that’s not including the money that goes to our “rainy day” fund that would contribute to a either a natural or financial disaster. Oops! You’re argument has just been destroyed.

    $200 billion surplus and you have Homeless people in SanFrancisco defecating on the sidewalk in public view. Way to take care of your mentally ill and homeless citizens. Still proud of that surplus?

  20. jchipwood says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:49 PM
    Smell that Patriots? Smells like fish.
    ==================

    No doubt it fills your nostrils but we can’t smell a thing. Guess in the 16 years since your last playoff win you have forgotten the concept of what it’s like to be where we are. You know, UP wind.

  21. saltineamerican says:
    Nov 20, 2016 9:21 PM
    We generate over $200 billion a year in a budget surplus, that’s not including the money that goes to our “rainy day” fund that would contribute to a either a natural or financial disaster. Oops! You’re argument has just been destroyed.

    If what you say is true, you should have the cleanest parks, best rest areas (with none closed with weeds growing) and the finest roadways. You don’t. There should be no abandoned buildings (there’s tons). The city roadways are in disrepair. Your public transportation is dirty, uncomfortable and poorly maintained. The amount of poverty and the results of that poverty are evident in all big cities in California. Your homeless are completely ignored. All that money and your state is in disgusting, poor condition.

    ___________________________

    right, thanks again to years of idiotic republican policies, things still need to be fixed. But I will ask you, if you can,, read something about CA from a NON Partisan website (back away from Fox news for once), and try to fight your way out of the bubble

  22. That’s right, California has a budget surplus. Largely due to Democratic governer JBrown, who’s been governer since 2011/

  23. It was nice to see that even despite struggling on offense they still score 30 points. Brady while he did struggle in the 3rd quarter was on point and didn’t make too many silly or unnecessary throws with exception to the intentional grounding penalty. Malcolm Mitchell’s role was finally expanded which bodes well for the future at the receiving position, and the defense was ok today. They have to do better than that, but the win is nice. Go Pats!

  24. Today, I watched the Browns lose to the Steelers, and then later I caught the 4th quarter of the 49ers losing to the Patriots. I think I just watched two of the worst teams I have ever seen, back to back, on the same day. My eyes still hurt. The Browns are hopeless: they can’t block, tackle or do much else right. As for San Fran, they have more talent than Cleveland (barely), but just about every player on the Niners noticeably gave up about halfway through the 4th quarter, which was frankly disgusting to watch.

  25. For all the right wing guys here, the good news is you’ve got your guy at President and a Republican congress so there is no excuse whatsoever to implement these excellent conservative policies and see just how well they work.

  26. Good game but not great. They have to fix that defense if they want to reach the SB. There were a lot of Patriots fans in there. It was weird. It was a sea of blue. Patriots fans wherever you look. But all the fans were nice to each other, Niners and Pats fans.
    Well, it’s a win.

  27. right, thanks again to years of idiotic republican policies, things still need to be fixed. But I will ask you, if you can,, read something about CA from a NON Partisan website (back away from Fox news for once), and try to fight your way out of the bubble

    3rd highest amount of homeless in the country (365 per 100,00, the states ahead of you don’t have a budget surplus) and you think its ok to brag about that surplus. Lib hypocracy at its finest.

  28. carloswlassiter says:
    Nov 20, 2016 9:59 PM
    For all the right wing guys here, the good news is you’ve got your guy at President and a Republican congress so there is no excuse whatsoever to implement these excellent conservative policies and see just how well they work.

    ===============
    After 8 years of Obama and his failed policies, ANYTHING looks good.

    And if you think Obama is SO great, why did his hand picked successor Hillary lose.

  29. Pats have pretty significant issues concerning their defense. It’s only a matter of time before the offense cannot outrun those problems. Leaking to the press the leaving home of one of the defensive players definitely helped. They played fair today.

  30. Pats D is a little weak, but it was better today, I thought, because they did get a little pressure. I’ll tell you this for nothing, Brady is playing fantastic. Between sliding around in the pocket, running when he has to, and some of the throws he made, he’s been unbelievable. The endzone view on the pinpoint throw to MMitchell was insane. SF isn’t great, but no Gronk, no Hogan and a hobbled Bennett. 39 yrs old. Legendary.

  31. Not to complain about a win… but I can’t help asking… When is this Pats D ever going to force a turnover? They couldn’t even get one today, in a monsoon with Kaepernick tossing the ball all over.

  32. And if you think Obama is SO great, why did his hand picked successor Hillary lose?

    Hillary and the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders which destroyed most young people’s (millennials in particular ) faith in the system. Despite almost all left leaning young celebs shilling for HRC, the millennials stayed home on Election Day. In addition, Hillary was unable to win any traditionally red states which sealed her fate. Trump was able to turn several traditionally blue states red, which was enough to secure victory.

  33. saltineamerican says:
    Nov 20, 2016 10:41 PM
    And if you think Obama is SO great, why did his hand picked successor Hillary lose?

    Hillary and the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders which destroyed most young people’s (millennials in particular ) faith in the system. Despite almost all left leaning young celebs shilling for HRC, the millennials stayed home on Election Day. In addition, Hillary was unable to win any traditionally red states which sealed her fate. Trump was able to turn several traditionally blue states red, which was enough to secure victory.
    ——
    No Hillary apologist here, but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes. Millennials should have stayed home. Now perhaps the Dem’s will get their act together and make necessary changes, for if Trump can be elected anything is possible.

    Nice win on the road Pat’s!

  34. …don’t forget to thank Comey and the alt-right boys at the F.I.B., courtesy of J.Edgar’s playbook, left behind just in case it was needed.

    Yay! F.I.B.

  35. No Hillary apologist here, but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes. Millennials should have stayed home. Now perhaps the Dem’s will get their act together and make necessary changes, for if Trump can be elected anything is possible.

    Hillary and you share the same thought process and poor understanding of the electoral process which is why she lost. Popular vote is irrelevant hence my comment about hillarys inability to win any traditionally red states and Trumps ability to capture numerous traditionally blue states.

  36. No Hillary apologist here, but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes. Millennials should have stayed home. Now perhaps the Dem’s will get their act together and make necessary changes, for if Trump can be elected anything is possible.

    Nice win on the road Pat’s!
    =======================

    Umm, actually less than 800,000 votes and Michigan is still not counted where Trump still leads. And in the end, both candidates got less than 50% of the popular vote

  37. jchipwood says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:04 PM
    Dolphins are the best team in the AFC East right now minus the teams that cheat or including the teams that cheat.
    ——————————-
    Dolphins lost their 1st round pick tampering with the colts to get Shula to coach so who does that leave?

  38. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Nov 20, 2016 7:52 PM
    Tee to tha hee.

    Can’t wait to read Patriot Hater’s excuses this week.🙂 Never gets old.🙂 Never gets boring to laugh at.🙂
    ———————-
    Played a crap team and yet you’re hear gloating? Don’t you have school to go?

  39. Funny to see a consevative whining about homeless people not getting taken care of when the primary goal of the conservative gop member is cutting funding to every last social orogram and redirecting that money to their corporate ownership as welfare to the already wealthy

    Talk about being disingenuous in a statement

    SMH

  40. A popular vote would total all citizen votes…
    It is not a ‘winner take all’, state by state tally.
    The Electoral College institutionalizes disproportionate importance of votes from the least populated (most commonly ‘red’ states) and imposes a lesser value to the votes from the most populated states.

    The EC does not adhere to representative democracy; the so-called “one person, one vote” system touted by some. The EC’s slavery-protecting system ensures that the votes from Alabama have greater value than the votes from New York.

  41. but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes.


    Funny what happens when illegal immigrants and dead people vote along with not counting absentee ballots 🙂

  42. All the counting has not been done and besides, it seems the majority of Americans (52%) votes for candidates not named Hillary Clinton.

    Therefore, the argument that Hillary “won” the election from the popular vote is completely irrelevant. The end.

    🙂

  43. but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes.


    And that is not true just yet. They are still counting 🙂

  44. but someone forgot to inform you that HC won the popular vote by over 2 million votes.


    And that is not true just yet. They are still counting🙂

    She could win the popular vote by 10 million votes and it remains completely and utterly irrelevant.

  45. Funny to see a consevative whining about homeless people not getting taken care of when the primary goal of the conservative gop member is cutting funding to every last social orogram and redirecting that money to their corporate ownership as welfare to the already wealthy

    Talk about being disingenuous in a statement

    SMH

    I’m pointing out the typical lib hypocrisy. Bragging about a huge budget surplus, yet #3 in largest number of homeless population by state.

  46. “and it expects to have an $11.5B surplus by the end of FY2017”

    ===
    Sorry… should be $11.5B in reserve. The budget surplus in FY17 is expected to be something like $2.8B.

    Proofreading, amiright?

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