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Patriots Notebook

Ball security is on the Patriots’ agenda

Fumbles thwarted promising drives

FOXBOROUGH — It was raining and cold. It was easy for the ball to slip out of a player’s grip. It happened so often to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (four) that the team had him adjust the placement of his hands.

Fortunately for the 49ers, they lost just one of their six fumbles. The Patriots lost both of their fumbles.

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