Found December 17, 2012 on AFC East Daily:
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been around a little while now, so he's pretty good at putting what happens out on the field into words. Sunday night, following an extremely sloppy performance by the usually disciplined Patriots, Wilfork summed it up best: "... tonight, we just weren't the Patriots." Fair enough. In a 41-34 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Patriots executed poorly on all the things they typically do well.The Patriots lead the NFL in turnover differential, yet they turned it over four times and got just two takeaways.New England leads the league in first half points, but it scored just three before the break against San Francisco.The Patriots boast an NFL-best third-down conversion rate, yet they converted on just two of 15 third downs."Obviously we just didn’t do anything well enough tonight to win," Belichick said after the game. "It starts with me – didn’t do a good job of coaching, didn’t coach well, we...

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