In the first quarter. Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel (22) breaks up a third-down pass intended for the 49ers' Curtis Conway (left), forcing San Francisco to punt.
Patriots 21, 49ers 7
In the first quarter. Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel (22) breaks up a third-down pass intended for the 49ers' Curtis Conway (left), forcing San Francisco to punt.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)