"We played a good football team and you canít beat a good football team playing like we did today, all the way around starting with myself," Ridley said. "You canít have balls on the ground. You canít have turnovers. You canít give them opportunities to go down there and capitalize and that is exactly what they did. We just canít hang our heads. We just have to get back to work."
Ridley had just 23 yards rushing on nine carries on the night. He lost a crucial third-quarter fumble and was on the field for just one snap the rest of the way. He has three fumbles in the last two games.
"No one is harder on myself than me," Ridley said. "Nobody is more upset when I fumble than Stevan is. For me I just have to keep working. There is lot of football left to be played. You canít look back and thatís something we havenít done all year, wins or losses. We have moved forward. So for me that is just what I have to continue to do. But I have to do better. I have to do better in game situations holding onto the football. We canít have mistakes like that."
Overall, Ridley was impressed by a 49ers team that took it to the Patriots from the opening kickoff.
ďThey are a solid team," Ridley said. "The 49ers are a great football team. We gave them too many opportunities. We couldnít come in here and play them that way. We gave them opportunities to capitalize on and thatís exactly what they did. So for us as a team we just have to keep working. Weíre going to be alright. There is a lot of football left to be played. Weíre just going to keep grinding it out."