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49ers know they face daunting task defending Brady

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown turned off the Monday Night Football game as soon as Tom Brady and the Patriots jumped out to a big lead.

Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois tuned out around then, too. Same with defensive mate Ray McDonald, who was hungry and ready for some dinner.

"He's a big guy so you know he's going to eat," Francois said with a chuckle.

The 49ers defenders still saw plenty of Brady in that brief time they spent watching his team's 42-14 rout of fellow AFC power Houston to know exactly what they're …

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