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Super Bowl Champs.

Pats Vs Bills: Part III. 

By TOM

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2nd Half.

By TOM

Amazingly, the Bills executed the infamous BB double Halftime score to take a 16 to 13 lead to start the 3rd. "These backs are really good. McCoy is as good as any back in the league and he can go anywhere, inside, outside. If you take away the outside he can kill you inside. If you take away the inside he can kill you outside. He’s got great vision and quickness. We saw that on the catch-and-run play he had out there in the flat," BB said. "It’s really down to team defense. You just can’t take away one thing. Stop the outside run, or stop the inside run, or stop the trap or stop the stretch. It’s too many different runs and he’s too good at finding space, so it really comes down to team defense. Everybody across the board doing a good job and not giving him a lot of space to operate." The Bills success was also predicated on stopping the Pats offense.

However, while Brady has sucked in the 1st Half the past few weeks, he has been HOF Brady in the 2nd Half. "That's pretty cool. We have a lot of goals and we're trying to win every time out [there]. and sometimes it looks great and sometimes it doesn't," Brady said. "The goal is to win. We've played some good teams and we played a good second half, so I was really happy with that. [We're] 12-3 with one game to go. 13-3 would be a pretty great year. We've just got to finish strong." Brady started off the 2nd Half hot.

He started with a beautiful 19-yard pass to Gronk going down the Seam between two Safeties and a trailing linebacker. "I mean, it's the end of the season. It's after Thanksgiving, where the games really count," Gronk said. "That was a huge win. I mean, you think the Steelers win was huge? That was the same magnitude of a victory. We've got to have another good week now. We've got to be focused. We've got to be in the zone, and that's what it's going to take to come out, to have another good week and get another win."

1st and 10, they ran Dion up the gut for 8. "We just got to do what we got to do for the team. I just had to take on a little bit bigger of a role than I usually have all year and I embrace it," Dion said. "I love to play and love to get the ball. When you get opportunities like that you just got to make the most of them. I know we had James and Rex out today, so I was just prepared for anything. I prepare every week the same no matter if I think I'm getting [the ball] a lot or if I'm going to get [the ball] a lot. I just prepare the same way and it helps me be ready for moments like this." They went into the speed up offense.

Brady hit Cooks for a First. He danced over midfield to the 35. After Dion ran for naught, they lined up Empty. Brady hit Amendola outside for very little. 3rd and 4, Pats lined up in a Singleback. They ran Dion. He twisted forward for three. They rushed up to the line in a big Singleback on 4th and 1.

Dion reached over the magic yellow line, and the friggin' ref spotted the ball two yards short. "Well I didn’t really get a good look at it but the coaches upstairs thought it was close. I think because it was right on the line they were able to see whether or not it crossed the line to gain. I guess there’s a [magic] yellow line on TV, or something like that," BB said. "That they thought it was worth challenging. We didn’t get a lot out of it. We kicked a field goal, but it was really the coaches upstairs did a good job of spotting that and feeling it was worth the challenge and it was. They made a good call on that." BB threw the red flag, and it was obviously a First.

The Pats lined up at the 25, in a Singleback. They ran Dion, and two guys got penetration. He couldn't get back to the LOS. 2nd and 10, Empty. Brady had time and threw flat footed to Amendola for Nine, but the ref gave him ten for a 1st.

The Pats quickly went I, and ran a Dive to Lewis. 2nd and 8, Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. They ran a screen to Lewis. He danced out of one tackle, but couldn't get out of the second. 3rd and 5, Pats in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady got Sacked to force the Field goal. Pats-16. Bills-16.

1st and 10, and the Bills choke again. They ran a fake screen, which allowed Brown to burst up the middle and sack Taylor for minus 15. "That was a huge play for us," BB said. "Buffalo had had a lot of success throughout the game on the first play of their drive, the drive starter. They had several solid plays and a couple of big plays on that: 15-yarders, the long pass on play-action. That was a big stop for us, but they were doing a good job of getting the drive going and getting the series going.

"That was another bootleg and we played it better and Malcom made a good play to trip Taylor up. That put them in long yardage. Then we got the punt. Then we were able to convert the score there. So it was a good complementary series with our defense, special teams, offense. We were able to go on a little bit of run there in the end of the 3rd and the start of the 4th quarter."

2nd and 25, the Bills lined up in a 3-Wide I. The Pats matched up in a 4-3 with five guys on the line. They ran Tolbert into Lee, and Brown helped to bring him down. 3rd and 25, 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pat went Prevent. Taylor threw under the umbrella. The Pats DBs close in on McCoy quickly to force the punt. Amendola retuned the punt to the 35, after a 55-yard punt.

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a Singleback. They faked a Jet Sweep. Brady handed it to Gillislee. He cuts back for 7. Then the Pats went quickly back to a Singleback. "It says a lot. I mean, our running backs, the way that they work, the way that they work together and just step in, fill the hole, is just unbelievable," Gronk said. "I mean, they've been doing that since camp this year, just stepping right in. Whoever is in at running back is doing a great job, and it's just awesome to see that. It's good to know that whoever's in there at running back can just keep on stepping it up. They're all great players." They give it to Gillislee again, and he burst up the middle for 12.

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a Singleback, They ran play action. Brady fired a bullet too far out in front of Gronk. But he leaped forward, extended his long spider arms, and snagged the ball. He kept running to the Bills 30.

The Pats went into a Big Singleback again. They ran play action, and Brady threw it behind Gronk. He leaped up, and spun back to snag the ball. "I did have my hands on the ball. It would have been a really tough catch," Gronk said. "But I mean, I was mad at myself for not coming down with it, too, because as a competitor, you want to come down with that ball every single time. But, I got the PI call, which was huge. I mean, it's just as big as a catch. We ran the ball in. So I've just got to keep on playing hard. When balls come that way, you've got to come down with them. But, if not, you got the PI call, so it was cool." But he was interfered with as he tried to get his hands on it, and the ball got knocked out.

The Pats lined up fast again at the One in a Goal line I. They ran Gillislee up the gut, but Bills got penetration. But Brady had Andrews hike the ball early, because the Bills didn't get everyone off the field again. 1st and Goal from the 1/2, the Pats lined up in the same formation, and ran the same play. Gillislee ran untouched into the Endzone. Pats-23. Bills-16.

The Bills tried to run Shady outside, but the best player in the NFL the past two weeks, Trey Flower, shoved off the OLG, and hit Shady behind the line. "We just kept fighting," Flowers said. "We knew we were going to get everything they've got and they've got some great players and they made good plays, but we just continued to fight and just made the plays when it came down to it." 2nd and 11, the Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. Taylor had time. He threw high to the 6-6 Benjamin, and Gilmore just couldn't get up high enough to defend the pass.

1st and 10, the Bills went 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. they tried to run Shady off tackle, but Flowers and Brown stopped him. 2nd and 7, Bills lined up in a Singleback. Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. They run a Toss right to McCoy. "We just tightened up a little bit more," Gilmore said. "What they ran in the 1st half, they ran in the 2nd half. We had an idea of what they were going to do. We just played techniques in the 2nd half and were able to make more plays." Gilmore shoved him out of bounds as he tried to turn the corner outside.

3rd and 2, the Bills lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The Pat matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. McCoy tried to stretch it outside, but when he turned up field Flowers was waiting for him. "There was definitely an emphasis [on containing Taylor]," Flowers said. "We understood that they wanted to attack the outside with perimeter runs. Containing the quarterback was also a big issue and an emphasis for us this week." Flowers hustled all the way down the line, and dived out and grabbed him from the side, after Butler and Chung turned him inside. Chung was hurt on this play. Then the Bills missed the FG! 4th quarter

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a shotgun looking to put a hurt on the Bills. Brady had to step up in the pocket. He finally dumped it off to Allen, who the Bills weren't covering. So he was able to run over midfield to the 38.

1st and 10, Singleback. Brady handed the ball to Dion. He shot through the middle like a cannonball, and ran down to the 22. "They have a great defense with good pass rushers," Solder said. "So the more runs we can get, the more clock we can run out, and the more we can wear them out, is great for us." 1st and 10, Singleback, Dion ran for a cloud of dust, but didn't go down. He dived, crawled, and spun forward for three more.

2nd and 3, Empty. Brady had time as he shuffled to the left. He finally threw to Cooks for the First. They went Singleback again. Gillislee got hit behind the line. Then hit behind the line again, and finally hit again behind the line and went down. 2nd and 11, Pats in a Singleback again. Play action. Brady was sacked by Hughes, but he fell over the line of scrimmage.

3rd and 11, Pats in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. They ran a screen to Dion. He caught it turned up field. He saw a lane, and exploded through the defense like a rocket for a TD. "A lot of fun," Dion said. "It's Christmas Eve, I'm out there doing what I love to do with a great group of guys. It was definitely a lot of fun. And I'm just happy we won." Pats-30. Bills-16. Game. Set. Match.

This is TREASON!