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Shanahan, Belichick matching wits will define 49ers-Patriots

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Throw out the high and the low, and what do you get?

We should all find out on Sunday, when the 49ers line up against the Tom Brady-less New England Patriots in a pivotal Week 7 game.

And, just so you know, as intriguing as this matchup looks, an even-bigger one awaits when the 49ers travel to Seattle a week from now. But let's not look ahead too far.

Things can change a lot from one game to the next. We have already learned that lesson.

The 49ers are not the team that got whupped by the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago. Their bounce-back performance against the Los Angeles Rams was a lot closer to the 2020 expectations.


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