Game notes: Patriots vs. 49ers


A quick look at the information you need to know about today's Patriots-49ers game:

TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 7-2, 49ers 1-8

GAME TIME: 4:25 p.m. EST


TV ANNOUNCERS: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl

NATIONAL RADIO NETWORKS: Westwood One Sports and Compass Media Networks

NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Tom McCarthy and Mark Malone for Westwood One, Chris Carrino and Brian Baldinger for Compass Media

LOCAL RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)

LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak


LAST MEETING: 49ers 41, Patriots 34 on Dec. 16, 2012 at Gillette Stadium

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-- This is the Patriots' first-ever game at Levi's Stadium. They are 1-4 in road games against the 49ers. Four of those five games were played at Candlestick Park/3Com Park, and the Oct. 22, 1989 game was played at Stanford Stadium after Candlestick was damaged by the 1989 earthquake.

-- This will be Tom Brady's first appearance in his hometown Bay Area against the 49ers, the team he rooted for while growing up. He played against them in Foxboro in January 2005 and December 2012, and was out for the season because of his knee injury when the teams played at 3Com in October 2008.

-- If he plays Sunday, the only three active stadiums in the NFL in which Brady will have not appeared are the Los Angeles Coliseum (home of the Rams), Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (home of the Bucs) and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (home the Vikings).

-- Though the Patriots' streak of games without an interception at the start of a season was snapped last Sunday at eight, one short of the NFL record, they did set the NFL record for most pass attempts at the start of a season without an interception. They threw 258 straight passes without a pick at the start of the season, breaking the 2008 Redskins' record of 251.

-- Since 2003, the Patriots are 41-6 (.872) in regular-season games following a loss. They have lost back-to-back games six times in that span, in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 (twice).

-- The Patriots are 43-17 (.717) in November games since 2001, the best record in the NFL.

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-- A victory today will give the Patriots their eighth win of the year and a guarantee a finish with a record of .500 or better for the 16th consecutive year. Each of the other 31 NFL teams has had at least one losing season over that span.

-- Brady has won 198 games (176 regular season, 22 playoffs) in his career, the third-highest total for a quarterback in NFL history. He needs one to tie second-place Brett Favre (199) and two to tie first-place Peyton Manning (200).

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-- REFEREE: Jeff Triplette. UMPIRE: Shawn Smith. HEAD LINESMAN: Jeff Bergman. LINE JUDGE: Sarah Thomas. FIELD JUDGE: Scott Edwards. SIDE JUDGE: Dyrol Prioleau. BACK JUDGE: Steve Freeman. REPLAY OFFICIAL: Al Hynes.

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