49ers vs. Patriots third quarter gamethread

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We provide a game thread for discussion during the third quarter of Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots.

Heading into the second half, the San Francisco 49ers lead the New England Patriots, 17-3. It's probably a testament to how far our team has come talent-wise and coaching-wise, that they can slip up so many times and still ... hold a lead. Without really awful mistakes/calls, the 49ers could have been up by 25+.

That fourth down conversion at the start of the quarter for the Patriots was so very, very obvious. Obviously, much harder to sniff out when you're on the field, but I'd bet most of us were staring right where that ball was going to go, AND IT DID.

When New England made it 7-3, couldn't help but feel it should have been 16-3 at the very least.

Walker's touchdown was great, and I fully admit I had no faith in him actually catching it. There was enough hangtime and enough time with Walker in screen for me to say "great, incomplete."

While it's great to be ahead, the offense needs to come out with solid execution in the second half, because if anybody can lead a comeback against San Francisco's defense, it's Tom Brady, the handsome devil.

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