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San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Open Thread

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Date: October 5, 2008
Time: 1:15pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records: 49ers (2-2) Patriots (2-1) Spread: 49ers +3; Over/Under 41; Money Line: 49ers +150, Patriots -170 - I'll go 49ers and the over.
Weather: 65°, 20% chance of showers, Wind WNW 7mph
TV Broadcast: CBS - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross, Dan Fouts
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Joe Starkey, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Fernando Arias and Ambrosio Rico
Patriots Coverage: Pats Pulpit

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Week 5 Prediction Games - If you forgot to pick any of the games, you can always just predict the later ones to get any points you can. If you miss all of today's you can just pick MNF if you want.

49ers: Doubtful - LB Manny Lawson; Out - CB Shawntae Spencer, OT Jonas Jennings

Patriots: Doutbful - LB Eric Alexander, CB Lewis Sanders, WR Kelley Washington

As Maiocco has stated, this is another GPS game. It's no guaranteed win, but I think the 49ers really need to take advantage of the situation and get what would be a huge win. Bill Belichick had two weeks to prepare for the 49ers, but they're still playing with Matt Cassel running the offense. This is definitely a tough game to predict considering all the potential x-factors. I think it's safe to say we need JTO to stay on his feet and Frank Gore to have a big game. And, of course, a solid defensive effort would be quite the plus.

Also, I won't be around for the in-game thread. I'm actually making a rare appearance at the Stick. My dad's a huge Patriots fan so he's coming to town for the game. I'm obviously psyched for the game, but even more so for the Steve Young retirement ceremony. Should be a lot of fun and hopefully the 49ers add a win on top of it. Either way, I've pre-scheduled a post-game thread. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get home from Candlestick, but I'll get a recap up when I do get home.