Here we go: It seemed like the Pats had a hang over from last week's game. I think they thought they would come in and dictate their will whenever they got on the field. Part of it was the rain, but execution was horrible in all phases in the first half. The Pats probably should have used the no huddle, hurry up sooner. The fact that the 49ers don't make a lot of personnel changes on defense would have tired them out a lot quicker IMHO. Granted with the Pats turning over the ball and not making plays early on offense, wouldn't have made much of difference. I am getting disappointed in Welker. He seems more concerned about turning up field and/or looking for the flag that catching the football. I think that is playing a big role in his consistency. Bad day for the RBs not named Woodhead. Ridley needs to work on ball protection. Woodhead was a good RB to run other than on the goalline because the 49ers defense might be too big to see him so low hitting the line. Credit the 49ers. They are the best team in the NFC and possibly the NFL. I still think the Pats can beat them and decisively in a rematch if they meet in the Super Bowl. If they can get tired in the cold, wait until they are in a hot dome. I agree with Collinsworth. The Pats gave up so much to get back in the game that they might have had nothing left when the score was tied. I will give the offense credit for getting over 500 yards and 34 points against the best defense in the league. That said, they might have gotten over 600 yards and 40 points if they weren't so awful in the first half. Ed Hochuli should be fired. I don't believe the Pats lost because of the refereeing and the 49ers were victims of a lot of bad calls/non-calls too, but the officiating was replacement refs quality and Hochuli lost control of the game on that punt call. It was a cluster ****. That was inexcusable in one of the biggest prime time game of the year. Hell, it was inexcusable for a Jags/Raiders game. Although, the odds of a first round bye are dwindling, this was the one game the Pats could afford to lose in any tiebreaker. Although even then, I don't know if any tiebreaker at this point would come down to conference wins unless the Ravens, Pats, and Broncos are tied at 11-5. Not really likely.