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Best Of Social Media: Week 11 Patriots vs 49ers

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November 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm ET

Best Of Social Media: Week 11 Patriots vs 49ers(PHOTO: Kelley L Cox - USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 11:08
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Heading into their week 11 match up with the San Francisco 49ers, the Patriots were seeking a bounce back following the tough loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks.

The early buildup heading into the game was quarterback Tom Brady’s return home to the Bay Area to play an NFL football game for the first time in his career, he was sidelined during a 2008 season visit with an ACL injury.

During pregame warm ups many in the media immediately felt a Patriots Nation vibe in Levi’s Stadium as thousands of fans cheered the local boy Tom Brady as he ran onto the field.

Former starting quarterback and Oregon native Drew Bledsoe made the trip south to see his former teammate and catch up with owner Robert Kraft.

The game also marked the return of running back Dion Lewis, who’s impact was felt immediately early on in the first quarter.

Some fans even cried for joy.

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Catch me if you can #ItsNotRocketScience #Duh

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The Patriots got on the board first, with a little Northern California flavor as San Mateo’s Brady passed to Redwood City’s Julian Edelman for the touchdown.

The fun didn’t last long, kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed his third extra point of the season, on a day in which an NFL record 12 were missed throughout the league.

With the majority of the first half dealing with sluggish, rainy conditions, running back LeGarrette Blount had one of his biggest bursts into the open field of the season.

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James White helped create this catch and run leading to Brady’s second touchdown pass of the game. 13-3 Patriots into the second quarter.

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The game remained surprisingly close into the fourth quarter with the Patriots struggling on offense in the rain and the Niners cutting the deficit to 13-10 following a Colin Kaepernick touchdown pass to Vance McDonald. The third quarter saw no scores.

To open the fourth, Brady drove the Patriots down the field and pulled off one of his more remarkable escapes from pressure leading to this Danny Amendola score. 20-10 Patriots.

Brady wouldn’t be denied a victory in his hometown, following up that touchdown with his longest of the season at 56 yards to rookie Malcolm Mitchell, not a bad first career touchdown pass. 27-10 Patriots with 10 minutes to go.

The Patriots would tack on a 38 yard Gostkowski field goal and the Niners would snatch a garbage time touchdown but the Patriots come out on top 30-17, moving to 8-2 on the season.

The rain gave way to this rainbow adding to what was a memorable homecoming for Tom Brady.

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Good team win! #streetbullywalk

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I need the ball…..

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#boomtower

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Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: Danny Amendola Dion Lewis Dont'a Hightower Drew Bledsoe Duron Harmon James White Julian Edelman LeGarrette Blount Malcolm Mitchell Stephen Gostkowski Tom Brady Vincent Valentine

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