Steve Young says the 49ers must score 30 points to beat the Patriots

Steve Young spoke on KNBR Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said the 49ers have to do to beat the Patriots on Sunday. The Patriots are currently favored to win by five-and-a-half points.

Q: How many points do the 49ers have to score Sunday to beat the Patriots?

YOUNG: The Patriots look hot to me. They look energized. Defensively, they’re all over the quarterback. Vince Wilfork is killing it. They’ve got a nice secondary all of a sudden. They look like a pretty dang good team.

To me, if you’re going to beat the Patriots in New England, you’re going to be in the 30s. You just figure by the time it’s all over, if you don’t score 30, you’re probably not going to get there. They score a touchdown a quarter and they don’t turn the football over. That’s why it’s going to be a fun test. It’s going to tell everyone a lot about this Colin-Kaepernick-going-the-distance-winning-the-Super-Bowl thing.

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