At last in 17th season, Pats Tom Brady faces 49ers on road (The Associated Press)

The New England quarterback had so counted on playing at Candlestick Park in 2008, his first NFL game back home in the Bay Area against the 49ers team he watched Joe Montana lead when Brady was a boy. ”I had everything arranged and set up before the season for my family and friends, and then I got hurt,” Brady said. This could perhaps be the only time Brady gets the opportunity, and he should feel pretty confident about his chances of winning with the AFC East-leading Patriots (7-2).