Tune in at 8:20 PM ET as the 49ers take on the Patriots. Gino Bottero will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Welcome everyone! I'll be live blogging tonight's game between the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
Let's get right to the injuries for tonight's game. Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Aqib Talib are all ACTIVE.
Notable inactives for the 49ers include wide receiver Mario Manningham. Randy Moss will start at wide receiver in his place.
Notable inactives for the Patriots include tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive back Derrick Martin.
The Patriots are 10-3. Their three losses came by a combined four points. Their 10 wins have been by a combined 202 points.
The Patriots have won 29 of their last 31 regular season home games.
The Patriots have won 13-straight games in the month of December.
Colin Kaepernick has completed 67.4 percent of his passes as a starter.
The Patriots are riding a seven-game winning streak. Tom Brady has thrown 19 touchdowns and just one interception in those games.
Light rain in Foxborough right now.
These games can serve as a great distraction, but it's important not to forget entirely.
Time for the moment of silence in the stadium. The anthem will follow, and the game should get underway shortly.
The 49ers won the toss and chose to defer. New England will start with the football.
The Patriots have to be happy to see weather like this on a night where a California-based team comes to town.
They're about ready to begin in Foxborough.
14:53 The opening kickoff was returned to the NE 15.
Tom Brady and the Patriot offense will begin from there.
14:49 Brady hit Lloyd to the left for a gain of 7.