SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers have started 2-3 for the second consecutive season. Their offense showed promise early against the Patriots before devolving into a game of chase-the-quarterback. J.T. O'Sullivan ran for his life much of the second half, sometimes throwing passes almost randomly to avoid sacks.
The Patriots took control late in the second quarter and held the ball in the third. Frank Gore, the only player the 49ers think commands a minimum number of touches each week, did not have a rushing attempt in the third quarter.
Mike Nolan's job security figures to become an issue again as the 49ers head into games against the Eagles and Giants. The road to 2-5 appears to be a slippery one for the 49ers.
Final Philadelphia 24 Washington 27 Final/OT San Diego 38 San Francisco 35
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