Tom Brady leads his Patriots into a primetime battle once more against Aldon Smith and the 49ers.
New England comes in riding high after beating the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, 42-14, last week. The Patriots came out with passion and crushed Houston into its second loss of the year, all while proving they can play a little bit of defense too.
The 49ers took care of business in a more low-key fashion last week, beating the Miami Dolphins, 27-13, at Candlestick Park to remain atop their division. Colin Kaepernick will see his second Monday-night start, with his first being a rousing success over the Chicago Bears a month ago.
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
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