Brady can tie Favre for 2nd most wins by beating 49ers
NEW ENGLAND (7-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (1-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Patriots by 14
RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 7-2, San Francisco 2-7
SERIES RECORD – 49ers lead 8-4
LAST MEETING – 49ers beat Patriots 41-34, Dec. 16, 2012
LAST WEEK – Patriots lost to Seahawks 31-24; 49ers lost to Cardinals 23-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 3, 49ers No. 31
PATRIOTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (8T), RUSH (13), PASS (8).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (19).
49ERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (7), PASS (30).
49ERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Patriots only road win vs. 49ers came in 2008 with Matt Cassel at QB. Tom Brady, who grew up in Bay Area, has never played at San Francisco. … With win, Brady ties Brett Favre for second most for QB with 199. Peyton Manning holds record with 200. … New England opened season with record 258 straight passes without INT until Brady threw one vs. Seattle last week. Brady missed first four games this season while suspended. … Win would assure Patriots of 16th straight non-losing season. … New England RB LeGarrette Blount has 12 TDs on ground, two shy of Curtis Martin's franchise record. … Niners have lost eight straight games, one shy of franchise worst set in 1978. … San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick threw four TD passes in only meeting vs. Pats in 2012, season 49ers went to Super Bowl. … 49ers K Phil Dawson needs one FG to become 10th in NFL with 400 for career. … San Francisco had allowed 100-yard rusher in NFL record seven straight games before holding David Johnson to 55 yards and Arizona to 80 total last week. … Fantasy Tip: Patriots TE Martellus Bennett coming off third 100-yard game of season and could be in for another big day with Rob Gronkowski nursing injury and listed as out for the game on Friday's injury report.
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