My personal standard is extremely high and I haven't been meeting it.". So we just, just need to be better everywhere. On his team’s effort level: I thought we competed hard. I didn’t — in no way shape or form did I put this team in a position to compete, and that’s inexcusable. Aguero doubt for Liverpool | Pep: We couldn't afford backup, Giggs: I was made to feel 'different' due to race, Verstappen: Hamilton 'pushing me to race at 40', San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots with points to prove in Sunday night clash, How Tannehill and Henry are writing their own narrative, Rodgers: London ambition and Draft reaction, Tannehill and Henry leading from the front, Rodgers: London ambition & Draft reaction, Raiders-Bucs game moved after Covid tests, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. I don’t think everything was bad, but there was enough bad for the results to be bad, so we need to improve in all areas. It was an exciting night, a lot of emotions. Just as incredible, is the fact that record didn't win them the division nor earn them a wild card place. Two of the greatest franchises in NFL history - … Summing up what went wrong: I can’t speak for everybody. And but we just, we just didn’t do enough and look at what the results were. On his mindset: I can’t allow myself to feel sorry for myself. On 49ers being psychopaths, as Kittle said: “Psychopaths” is a great word to use. On 49ers offense: We’re on the sideline and you’ve got guys like Jeff Wilson with his mindset and the way he runs. It’s a good feeling when you’re in that groove. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 25: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled with the ball during a game against the New England Patriots on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The coaches on the sideline, the adjustments we had to make, whatever it was, the communication was real clean tonight. Also possibly muddying the waters this season are the upstart Dolphins, now led by rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, though it remains to be seen if he can galvanise the 3-3 team into playoff contention. 49ers report card: Kyle Shanahan’s hot hand fuels dominant win over Patriots. We’re just not performing at a good level right now in any area. Same mindset we had last week. He attacks it. Cam Inman joined the Bay Area News Group in 1995, specializing in the 49ers and NFL since 2000. Garoppolo, meanwhile, was shipped out to San Francisco and, though such silverware still eludes him, it has also proven to be a fruitful couple of years. On how they’re doing it: Obviously it starts with Saleh’s play calls and how he and coaches get us ready. Guys making plays. On Deebo Samuel’s injury: Those (hamstring injuries) take time. Jimmy Garoppolo, in his return to New England, completed 20 of 25 attempts but two of those incompletions were interceptions — one on an end-of-half Hail Mary. The Patriots coach, it's said, was keen to move on from Brady earlier than his eventual departure for Tampa Bay in this offseason. Yeah, that’s a great recipe for a win. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 25: Gunner Olszewski #80 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Joe Walker #59 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. On Cam Newton’s struggles: I think I already covered that. The San Francisco 49ers head to New England on Sunday in a matchup that would have been marked on many people's calendars preseason. That wasn’t who we were. I thought we did that tonight. "It will be cool to get back to the old stomping ground and see some familiar faces," said Garoppolo ahead of his homecoming. the way across the board. On the game: We were clearly out-coached, outplayed. Cam made a bad throw where I obviously came up with it. (AP Photo/Steven Senne), FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 25: Kendrick Bourne #84 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a touchdown during a game against the New England Patriots on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. That O-line doesn’t get talked about enough. If the Niners want to avoid being another addition to that list, they must put it out of their mind and focus and what is immediately in front of them, the challenge of the Patriots this weekend. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa), San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. gains yardage against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. That’s obvious. On the team’s identity in its last two wins: How it’s been the last two weeks is how we’d hope every week is, obviously. I obviously wanted to come here and get a win. The opportunities that we had we didn’t, weren’t able to capitalize on. Since the year 2000, nine losing Super Bowl finalists have failed to make the playoffs the following season, with seven returning losing records. We’ve put back-to-back performances with dominant defense. I think it transferred down the field. The good news though for Pats fans: in 2001, following that 2-3 start, New England went on to lift the first of their six Vince Lombardy trophies. Those guys earned it tonight. How the team feels looking forward to Seattle: We’re in a good spot right now. So really there’s not much else to say about it. 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This game does indeed have a lot of meaning place upon it, even this early in the season. On his mechanics: Well, I’ve just been pressing. The Niners sent their sixth-round pick in 2022 to the Jets for New York’s seventh-round pick in 2021 It's a very real problem for the 49ers. Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season - featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won't miss a moment. I love seeing that and being a part of that. need to be. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) eludes New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Once that happens — we just got to start with tomorrow, come back, review the film, and don’t put too much into understanding life’s lesson. It’s fun to be a part of a team with a bunch of psychopaths, because I fit in really well here. On delivering Belichick his biggest home loss in New England: It really was never in my mind. It turned to an over route. So the point of emphasis all year has been protecting the football and you know you have to protect the football. When we got them down, we got to keep them down, don’t want to give them any chance to breathe. Asked for his assessment of the game: I just did that. That was the mindset we had this week. The longer I’ve been here and the more Kyle has talked about it, everybody kind of goes in that dark place. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 25: Kyle Juszczyk #44 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by members of the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The D played unbelievable the whole day. On Kyle Shanahan: He was on a hot streak tonight, calling play after play after play that they couldn’t stop. We just got to get back to work and keep working and find a way to play better than we played tonight and coach better than we coached tonight. Their early-season slump can mostly be explained away by a raft of injuries to their roster, with 2019 defensive rookie of the year Nick Bosa (out for the season) the most notable absentee. Just let the dogs loose. But, both teams have somewhat stumbled out of the gates this season, with the Patriots losing two straight to slip back to 2-3 and San Francisco, at 3-3, seemingly still nursing a hangover from that 31-20 defeat to the Chiefs down in Miami earlier this year. On finishing off games with the lead: That’s always in our mindset, especially offensively. On Kyle Juszczyk: He made some huge blocks like he always does. And the matchup is a particularly notable one for one man especially, with it being Jimmy Garoppolo's first game back at Foxborough since the former Brady back-up was traded to San Francisco in October of 2017. On what he means by a dark place: Football is a violent sport and if you don’t kind of go to that dark place and be violent and be physical, you’re not gonna last very long. I just stick to the man in the mirror and I wasn’t good enough. The decision-making is inexcusable and I think that’s the most frustrating thing, being that once you pride yourself on certain things, that — facing — and you’re doing or doing things that you’re doing, it even makes matters worse. (You know what the issue is? On his interception thrown to Warner: That’s sad when you have to think about it. On rebounding since the loss to Miami: We’ve talked about it a little bit. Whenever you can do something like that as a defense, it helps the whole team. I think it’s just a mindset that we have as a group. We just didn’t do things well enough. The only other instance of New England missing the playoffs under Belichick's watch was when they were suffering from a hangover themselves back in 2002. (AP Photo/Steven Senne), San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (30) walks off the field after an injury while scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Those guys get after the quarterback, especially when we get them a little lead like that. NFL I’m just very impressed with the character of our guys individually, which adds up collectively. Obviously we weren’t good on third down on either side of the ball. As for the Patriots, they too have had a rotten run of luck, though theirs is coronavirus-related, having to cope with multiple schedule changes and countless team practices lost over the last three weeks since quarterback Cam Newton tested positive.