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How the 49ers ended an epic meltdown

Team responded after furious rally

FOXBOROUGH — It seemed at times as if the clock wasn’t moving at all. Only the Patriots were moving, blasting down the field toward the end zone again and again. The 49ers were crumbling, their vaunted defense giving up 28 straight points, turning a seeming blowout into a demoralizing loss.

That ended, and quickly.

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