Posted: 9/29/2008 9:39 PM
Last edited 9/30/2008 10:38 AM by Morpheus11
Posted: 9/29/2008 9:55 PM
One good thing about this game is we'll get to see Morph's favorite player Patrick Willis.
As for the Pats, I have absolutely no idea what to expect from them this week. Just hope they can get a win before they have to face San Diego.
Posted: 9/29/2008 10:42 PM
The Patriots need to win this Sunday, because they could be looking at a 5-0 Bills team come Sunday night.
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Posted: 9/30/2008 8:23 AM
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Posted: 9/30/2008 2:05 PM
Hunter07 wrote: Pats spending week in CaliforniaBillBelichick decided the best way to deal with back-to-back West Coastgames is to keep the team in California between contests against SanFrancisco and San Diego. Arizona had consecutive East Coast games aftera 2-0 start, first against Washington then the New York Jets. TheCardinals lost both games, finishing the trip Sunday by gettingpummelled by the Jets, 56-35. Will the Pats, who are leaving Friday,need to guard against having too much down time? "I'm not a guy wholikes to fly a whole lot anyway, especially four or five hours in theair," defensive end Richard Seymour said. "Obviously, it didn't workout too well for (Arizona). We just have to understand we're on abusiness trip and take care of business." Special teams captain LarryIzzo offered a similar theme. "Physically, coming back from a WestCoast trip takes a little longer to recover," Izzo said. "And we're allbig boys. I think we have guys in here who understand that. I thinkit'll work out well." -- Boston Herald
Posted: 9/30/2008 2:31 PM
chrism wrote: Yeah, because that worked out really well for the Cardinals didn't it?
Posted: 9/30/2008 3:00 PM
It doesn't matter whether they stay there or fly back to Boston and back to the left coast. They way they played against Miami not stopping the run and doing nothing offensively they will be losing to the Chargers anyway. So they might as well stay and yuck it up. This one could be like a couple of years ago and get ugly. I truly hope I'm wrong.
Memo to Matt Cassel: Patrick Willis says he is coming to get you! The NFL has instituted a mercy policy on this game. Willis is only allowed to come in from the right side of the Patriots offensive offensive line 4 times in the game.
Posted: 9/30/2008 3:38 PM
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Posted: 9/30/2008 10:05 PM
But the NFL schedule says it's so: New England at San Francisco.
Here's where Tom Brady's injury that has knocked him out for the year becomes a real shame. Brady, the San Mateo kid from Serra High, has never played in San Francisco as a pro - and it appears he might not, ever, unless he's still New England's quarterback in 2016 (when the Patriots play the Niners in ... Santa Clara?). Somehow, that seems wrong.
-- Opponent: Patriots
-- When: Sunday
-- Where: Candlestick Park
-- Time: 1:15 p.m.
-- Records: Patriots (2-1) 49ers (2-2)
Posted: 9/30/2008 11:24 PM
Posted: 10/1/2008 7:26 AM
Posted: 10/1/2008 7:29 AM
Posted: 10/1/2008 7:57 AM
If this is successful they have another two week western swing vs Seattle and Oakland in Dec. I think it's smart, they are used to practicing on the road. As long as they stuck to business, it's a good move.
Gostkowski is a huge part of this offense. I think Cassel has done a fairly good job getting them in scoring range, but the red zone offense has not been very good. My prediction 22 - 10 Pats on 5 FGs and a deep TD pass to Moss
Posted: 10/1/2008 8:20 AM
Posted: 10/1/2008 10:11 AM
dokgonzo wrote: Staying out on the road may else help bring everyone together some more. That whole Guadalcanal kind of feel of being in the trenches and away from home.A year ago I'd say the 9'ers were in for a serious beating after the Pats embarrassed themselves a week ago. But I honestly don't know what kind of team Belichick will trot out onto the field. I hope Cassel has made vast improvement. But more than that I hope the defense comes to play. Against the 9'ers, the D can win the game for us and give Cassel more time to develop into the role. If the D isn't there, we'll lose. Period.
Posted: 10/1/2008 3:52 PM
Patsie wrote: dokgonzo wrote: Staying out on the road may else help bring everyone together some more. That whole Guadalcanal kind of feel of being in the trenches and away from home.A year ago I'd say the 9'ers were in for a serious beating after the Pats embarrassed themselves a week ago. But I honestly don't know what kind of team Belichick will trot out onto the field. I hope Cassel has made vast improvement. But more than that I hope the defense comes to play. Against the 9'ers, the D can win the game for us and give Cassel more time to develop into the role. If the D isn't there, we'll lose. Period.DokG,This should be a blowout, imo. SF is in the worst division in all of football, top to bottom. Pats D will figure out a way to solve whoever JT O Sullivan is..
Posted: 10/1/2008 4:21 PM
Posted: 10/2/2008 12:08 PM
Hawks fan here....
Sorry about Brady and kick the fortywhiners a$$ this weekend! You guys will handle them fine!
Posted: 10/4/2008 3:38 PM
Posted: 10/4/2008 8:08 PM
From the 49ers board, ..
Last meeting Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns and Corey Dillon rushed for 116 yards and a TD as the host Patriots defeated the 49ers, 21-7, in the 2004 season finale.
Streaks The Patriots have won both games played since 1998, but the 49ers lead the all-time series, 7-3.
Last week The Patriots had a bye, one week after getting stunned at home by Miami, 38-13. ... The 49ers were defeated by the host Saints, 31-17.
Keep and eye on ... How Cassel responds after bye: Matt Cassel led the Patriots to a win in his first start in Week 2 against the Jets but struggled in the loss to Miami. Cassel has two things working in his favor: He had extra time to prepare during the bye and the 49ers allowed Drew Brees to throw for 363 yards and three touchdowns last week.
The pressure put on O'Sullivan: Defenses attack Mike Martz's offense by pressuring the quarterback. J.T. O'Sullivan has been sacked 19 times in four games and he's lost three fumbles. The Patriots have just six sacks in three games, two apiece by hybrid pass rushers Mike Vrabel and Adalius Thomas.
The effectiveness of Gore: Running backs have excelled under Martz, and Gore has gained at least 99 total yards in each start this season. The Patriots rank in the bottom third in total defense, and their run defense, ranked 25th, has been gouged so far for more than 140 yards per game.
Did you know? The Patriots are jusy 10-9 after bye weeks ... This is the Patriots' first trip to San Francisco since 1995. ... New England has not lost back-to-back games since Weeks 9 and 10 in 2006, losing to the Colts and Jets. ... 49ers wideout Isaac Bruce ranks fifth all-time in the NFL with 953 career receptions, moving past Andre Reed (951). ... 49ers kick returner Allen Rossum leads the NFC with a 29.6-yard average.
Posted: 10/5/2008 4:51 PM
So far MC has shown he can throw the deep ball, and the D overall is looking like a jv squad. At least Merriweather has shown he does have hands, he must've put some serious off season time n catchn balls.
Posted: 10/5/2008 5:10 PM
Cassel got lucky on that TD to Moss. If the other defender hadn't tripped, I'm sure Moss wouldn't have caught it. He just did the same thing again but this time it was picked off by Clements. If he keeps this up, I wouldn't mind seeing O'Connell get some action. At least he can make plays with his feet, and he can't be any worse than Cassel is with the dinking and dunking.
Posted: 10/5/2008 6:22 PM
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