FOXBORO - On the surface, this week's opponent for the Patriots - the San Francisco 49ers - has a lot in common with last week's.
FOXBORO There have been days in this zip code where Peyton Manning rode on a bus down Route 1 and knew hed contributed mightily to a loss.
Sunday was not one of those days.
FOXBORO -- Dean Pees spent six seasons in New England, his final four years as the team's defensive coordinator.
FOXBORO -- The primary halftime story here in a 6-6 tie between the Patriots and Cardinals is the relative sloppiness of both offenses.