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December 15, 2012

Sizing em up: Pats vs. 49ers

:Tonight, 8:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color20 p.m., at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color

TV:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Ch. 7 (Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

Radio:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 98.5 FM The Sports Hub (Gil Santos and Scott Zolak)

The series:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorSan Francisco leads 7-4, but Pats have won the previous three, dating back to 1998

Previous meeting:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Pats 30-21, Oct. 5, 2008 at Candlestick Park

Las Vegas line:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Patriots -5.5; Over-under total: 46.5

2012 STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Patriots 49ers

10-3 Record 9-3-1

1st, AFC East Standings 1st, NFC West

425.7 (1) Offense 360.1 (12)

139.9 (7) Rushing 161.5 (2)

285.8 (5) Passing 198.5 (26)

376.3 (26) Defense 275.5 (2)

100.8 (8) Rushing 90.8 (2)

275.5 (29) Passing 184.7

+24 Turnover margin +6

BY THE NUMBERS

Patriots

6 – Games in a row in which Stevan Ridley has scored a touchdown.

13 – New England’s current December winning streak, dating back to 2009 – best active streak in the NFL. Also, the Pats are 23-2 in the final four games of the regular season dating back to 2006?

16 – When Donte Stallworth scored on his 63-yard reception from Tom Brady last week, he became the 16th different Patriot to score a touchdown this season.

202 – Somehow it doesn’t seem fair, but with 202 wins, Bill Belichick still trails Marty Schottenheimer (205) for sixth on the NFL’s all-time list.

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