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Pats D forced a huge three and out. "We knew that throughout the game
there was going to be a time where we were able to put them away, put the
nail in the coffin," Flowers said about the three and out to start
the 2nd Half. "I think there are a lot of those situations out there
where you can count the fumble that we got and the three-and-out. We just
understood that they were still in the game and that they're a good team
so we didn't count them out. We just had to continue to play." That
was two straight huge defensive stands.
are going to need this defense to play as well as the did against Pitt to
win the Super Bowl. "As the season goes on and you get into games
like we've had the last few weeks: Miami was a playoff team, that was kind
of like a playoff game, Baltimore, Denver were those big kind of games at
the end of the season," BB said in a wonderful soliloquy. "Then
the last two we've had [actual Playoff game]. I think that's where teams,
players, units [come together or die]. I mean, that's where those levels
really get identified because you're playing against the very best teams.
The very highest level of competition. Some of that really remains to be
determined in this years [defense].
made some changes during the year. We always make changes. It's a process
you go through. You put players in certain situations and certain
groupings together and some work better than others, or maybe you see more
potential in a certain player or group of players or combination of
players than others, and you decide to move forward more with that or
maybe you do it less because you don't feel as good about it or players
develop or improve or whatever it is and it's just an ongoing process.
doesn't happen overnight. There's no switch that you can flip. It comes
through a lot of hard work, a lot of meetings, a lot of communication on
how we're going to do things and then a lot of on the field execution at
actually doing them at a good competitive level so that we can gain
confidence in each other as a unit as to how that's going to happen in a
live game situation. Working hard, continuing to improve and guys taking
whatever opportunities they get and either moving forward with it or
possibly somebody else getting an opportunity and moving ahead of a player
at a point in the season.
just a competitive situation. We're going to play the best players and
basically everybody will get a chance to do it somewhere along the line,
and the players that play the best will play more and the players that
don't do it as well need to improve and need to change their playing time
status or they'll continue to not get the playing time behind somebody
else who is performing better." And they played better and better
together as the season wore on.
and 10, The Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Brady dropped and
had to step up and dump the ball off to Lewis short. He danced to nowhere
for a little too long, and got crushed by Tuitt from behind. 2nd
and 5, Empty. Brady had time again. Brady hit Edelman at the marker. He
was crushed by two guys to knock the ball out. And the Pittsburgh Cheaters
were called for a helmet to helmet on Edelman for 15.
an 10, Pats lined up in a Weak formation. Pitt stayed with their Zone.
Brady had time and dumped it off underneath to Blount. He got more than he
should have, as five guys hit him. 2nd and 2, Pats lined up in an I.
Blount cut back, but got tripped up and was just short of the First. 3rd
and 1, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. Brady snuck it for the First.
Brady got cracked by a knee in the helmet, and the ball popped out. But
the refs gave the ball back to the Pats.
and 10, Pats lined up in an I-Formation. Brady threw a bullet to Hogan
down field on a deep cross. "He's an unbelievable teammate that gives
his all each and every day," Harmon said. "He works hard. He's
one of the last out of the locker room and one of the last off the field.
I'm just excited to see him have the type of day that he had today."
He turned up field, but couldn't break free.
and 10 at the 29, the Pats lined up Empty. Brady threw it to Edelman
cutting short over the middle. "Yeah, one more. I'm not going to take
this lightly," Edelman said. "It's an unbelievable feeling, but
we've got our hands full. Obviously Atlanta, what was the score of that
game? They're playing lights out right now. It's just one of those things
when there's still a little more meat on the bone." But he dropped
and 10, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. They ran Lewis.
"It's a great feeling," Dion said. "Obviously we've got one
more to go, and I'm sure that feeling would be even greater. This is a
great win. I'm happy and proud of my teammates, so it's definitely a great
win." But he had nowhere to go.
and 10, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Shotgun. Amendola hopping around to show
that Pitt is still in the Zone. Brady threw calmly to the rookie Mitchell
who is now playing like a rookie. His right toenail dipped out of bounds
as he caught the ball. Gostkowski hit the 47-yard field. Pats-20.
and 10, Pitt lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun, stack-left. Pats stayed
3-3 Nickel. They ran Williams up the gut. Branch held up the point.
Flowers swam through the double to hit Williams low, as Sheard hit him
high. Chung got in a hit in as well.
and 8, Pitt lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Pats match up well.
Branch bulled the OC back into Big Ben as threw towards James. "Honestly we just wanted to get to the Super Bowl," Branch said.
"If you need any more motivation than that, then I feel like you
might be in the wrong sport." It was a wacky uncatchable throw.
and 8, 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Pats matched up in a wacky Dime, with five
guys goofing around in the box. Ben hit Rogers over the middle near
and 10, 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Pats went 3-3 Nickel. They run and Williams
got butt-tackled by the ORT. Brown bulled him straight back into Williams.
2nd and 11, Pitt lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Pats stayed 3-3
Nickel. Ben hit Brown on an Out.
and 10 at the 42, Pitt lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun Pats matched up
in a 3-3 Nickel. Williams bolted outside as Ryan chased. "Obviously
Bell is a different runner than Williams. They're completely
different," Valentine said. "He was hitting the hole a little
bit faster and we had to get off a little bit quicker. He's definitely a
different type of runner. He's got a different game and then they kind of
went away from the running game all together." Ryan caught up to
limit him to 3-yards. Chung got in a hit as well.
and 7, Pitt in a 3-Wide Singleback. Ben way over threw Hayward-Bey in the
endzone. 3rd and 7, Pitt 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats crowded the line.
Sheard got pressure. Chung took out James as he tried to catch it, and
knocked the ball out to force the punt.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a Strong formation. It got stuffed. 2nd and
12, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak. Brady dumped it off to White. He
got tripped and dived for about Five.
and 7, 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady hit Edelman at the marker, and he ran
through Timmons for the First. Then he kept going. He tried to split two
DBs, but they were finally able to drag him down.
and 10, Empty. Brady hit Develin out in the flat. He knelt down like he
was catching a prayer, and then he stood up and ran for the First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in an I. "I mean, we have a very special
team with great relationships, and LeGarrette, he's great," Patricia
said. "He's absolutely great. He's one of the guys I look to everyday
to. He loves to play. He loves to work at the game and he does a great job
for us. He's something that kind of you can go to, and he picks you up
every single day. That's kind of all I've got to say about that." The
Pats ran Blount. Dupree burst into the backfield and grabbed Blount's
and 13, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. Brady had to step up do to
pressure by Dupree. He ran under him, and hit Hogan again. Hogan caught
the ball moving to the right, while three DBs were moving to the left.
Hogan was able to run past them. "I'd say the one thing that Chris does
well that maybe is related to lacrosse is just his conditioning," BB
said. "He's in good condition. He runs a lot of deep routes, but he
has real good stamina and he can keep going. That's probably something
that carried over there, but the skills are pretty different. That'd be a
good question to ask Steve [Belichick] and Mike Pellegrino since both of
them covered him. They probably could give a better answer to that then I
can. One of these days we're going to have to see who can score on
who." He really was flying all over the field all game.
flew down field for a whole bunch more. "I think he's just shown over
the course of the season he can do that," Brady said. "He's just
done a great job for us. He's up there in yards per catch and he's been
phenomenal. He made a bunch of big plays last game and we'll need that
this week." He is finally tripped up at the 19.
and 10, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. Blount ran into the entire defense, and stayed
up. Then he dragged seven Steelers to the one. "Yeah, I mean the whole
stadium [witnessed that one] too. Yeah, I mean that was a great play. It
was different but kind of reminiscent of the Bavaro play in San Francisco,
speaking of old Giants," BB said. "But yeah, you know, you don't
see that very often, but it's a great look at determination and toughness
and just running strong with a purpose. Look, we've seen Pittsburgh do
that, too. Bell had one of those plays last week, or a couple of weeks
ago, whatever it was.
know LeGarrette is that kind of back. He's a big back. He's a horse. He
can carry some guys with him and make tough yards, but that was kind of a
tone-tempo setting play that was, again, different but kind of similar to
the play he had versus Miami where he hurdled Jones on the sideline. He's
got some very aggressive running plays that are kind of characteristic of
him and when you see one like that it's certainly, yeah, it puts a lot of
energy in the team, the sideline, and like I said, really the entire
stadium." That was as incredible a run as you will ever see.
and Goal from the One. The Pats just used their Blount force weapon to end
the game. Game. Set. Match. Pats-27. Pitt-9.