Vs Chargers: Part III.
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3rd quarter started with a strange re-kick that re-shook the Chargers.
Dion caught it at the five. He bolted outside at the 40, and flew past the
kicker at midfield. He was finally shoved out of bounds at the 25.
special teams really won this game. "The special teams' performance
was huge. I'm really proud of how our guys played today," Slater
said. "We knew coming into the game that this was going to be a big
challenge for us. The Chargers are a very good unit. I think we're
improving and getting better every week. We shouldn't be satisfied with
where we're at because there is still room to improve, but we're really
encouraged by today's effort." They were the most dominate of the
three units (except for the two missed FG;).
Pats lined up at in a 2-Wide strong shotgun. Brady whipped the ball into
the dirt, and Cooks was wide open. "I just think we did a good job on
continuing to fight," Cooks said. "Even though sometimes we
weren't finishing, we did the little things well. I think we just got to
finish better in the red zone." 2nd and 10, Trips-Left Strong
shotgun. Brady had time, and hit Gronk in the hands, but the defender Pass-Interfered
him to knock the ball out.
and 10, the Pats lined up Empty. Brady had to duck under Desmond King.
Brady stepped up into two DLs, and had to throw the ball away to force the
field goal. "I definitely feel like we could have made this easier on
ourselves," Amendola said. "We can play better. We haven't
played our best football yet, and we're happy we won and look forward to
preparing for what's next." Gostkowski missed the 43-yard FG, and
crushed BB's dream of his infamous double halftime score.
and 10, the Chargers lined up in a Singleback with a breath of air still
left on the field. The Pats matched up trying to choke that breath with a
3-4. They ran the Jet Sweep to Benjamin again. Everyone was fooled except
Butler. He shoved him out of bounds.
and 3, the Chargers in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 3-3
Nickel. They ran play action. Rivers took the ball back and tried to throw
outside. Van Noy tipped the ball. Which allowed Chung to grab the WR, as
the ball was dropping softly to him, to stop the reception.
and 3, the Chargers lined up Empty. Pats matched up in an aggressive 3-3
Nickel with all five guys on the Line. Rivers threw a beautiful pass to
Allen on Flag route. He pulled it in over three DBs.
and 10, the Chargers lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched
up in a 2-4 Nickel, with Roberts and Harris goofing around in front of
each other. Rivers threw a beautiful pass to Williams for a TD, but he
stepped out of bounds. The Chargers kept looking like they can run with
the Pats. Then do something stupid to lose over and over again. It is
actually kind of tragic.
instead of a TD it was 2nd and 10, the Chargers lined up in a bunched-up
Singleback. The Pats matched in a 3-3 Nickel with a Chung and Butler in
the Box. River had no pressure for way too long. He played tiddlywinks for
a few seconds. Then hit Allen for an easy First.
and 10 at the 29, the Chargers lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The
Pats matched up in a confused 3-3 Nickel. They ran Gordon off tackle.
"I'm comfortable in any role that they ask," Van Noy said.
"That's kind of why I like it here and I think they like me too. I'm
ready to do whatever it takes to win." Van Noy hopped past the
O-tackle, and knocked Gordon down in the backfield.
and 1, the Chargers lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up
in a 2-4 Nickel. Roberts showed blitz and backed off.
Roberts and Harris twisted. "We knew they were going to come
out and try to run the ball, especially with the conditions the way they
were," Harris said. "They have a good back over there in Melvin
Gordon. They did hit us for that big run, but after that they slowed down.
Everybody relaxed and just played good Patriots defense." Harris and
the RB collide in a thundercrack.
Rivers ran away, and then knocked the ball out of his own hand. Just when
it looked like the Chargers could get back into this game, the infamous
Rivers choke strikes. 3rd and friggin' 31. Chargers lined up in a who
cares. Pats matched up in a whatever,
to force the punt.
Pats came out, and can't believe the Chargers are handing them the game,
like they are kids on Halloween. "It really comes down to consistency
and us being on the same page all the time, not one guy playing one
coverage and the other 10 guys playing another," Harmon said.
"It's everybody on the same page, everybody communicating, everybody
talking, everybody's playing with good energy, playing fast and physical
and tackling. And that's really what's changed and what's helped us the
last few weeks." And the Pats were happy to take their candy.
lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady had to duck the rush, and riffled
the ball into the turf as he is hit. 2nd and 10, the Pats lined up in a
Singleback. They ran Dion into the line for nothing. 3rd and 10, the Pats
lined up in a Winged Shotgun. He hit White sneaking out of the backfield.
The Chargers D had backed off so much that White was just able to scamper
for the First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in an I. Brady handed it to Dion. He hopped
inside for a beating. "We all did a great job," Dion said.
"Everyone made their blocks. And I just had the easy job of running
the ball." 2nd and 5, the Pats lined up in an I. They ran play
action, and Brady hit Hogan crossing midfield for an easy First
and 10 at the 42, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Singleback. Dion cut back
twice for about 7. "We know we have a lot of room to improve, and we
know that we're leaving a lot of points out there," Dion said.
"We can do a lot better execution wise, and we just have to clean
some things up over the bye week and get ready to correct those mistakes.
We can't keep leaving points on the field." 2nd and 3, the Pats lined
up in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. The cold New England rain reigned down on
the Chargers. The Pats ran Dion, who was lucky to get one.
and 2, the Pats lined up in a Trips-L Strong shotgun. Brady had time. He
calmly threw the ball to White as he was hit by an inside rusher. White
snagged the ball, as he was crushed in the back for the First.
and 10 at the 24, the Pats lined up in a Singleback. But Dion got caught
in the backfield. 2nd and 13, the Pats in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. Brady
avoids two rushers. Then tried to go down, but Desmond King hit him. Brady
whined for a few second for some unknown reason.
and 13, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Brady had time, and
hit Gronk in the hands again. He couldn't catch it. It forced a FG by
Gostkowski to almost end the game. The Chargers keep trying to give the
Pats the game, and the Pats keep refusing to take it.
and 10, the Chargers lined up in an I. The Pats matched up in an
aggressive 3-4 with six guys on the line. The Pats clogged the outside.
Marsh ran down the line behind Gordon, and smacked him down from the back.
and 11, Chargers lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Pats matched up in a
3-3 Nickel. Rivers threw a back shoulder fade to Allen. He turned back and
snagged it, even though Bademosi had perfect overage.
and 10, Chargers in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 2-4
Nickel. River threw underneath to Gates, but he was just short. Chargers
lined up quick in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. He handed the ball to Gordon
before the Pats were ready. "Just communicating. Matty P said it a
ton," McCourty said. "We've got to over communicate today, make
sure we've got it. Like I said, we can't replace High. [He's a] crucial
part of the defense. But I thought guys stepped up as a whole. It wasn't
one guy. It was everyone playing fundamentally sound and playing good
football. " Gordon slipped forward for a few.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in
a 3-3 Nickel. Rivers hit Gordon outside. "I think we're playing with
each other. We have a lot of new guys and a lot of young guys," Van
Noy said. "It takes time to jell and that's kind of what happened is
we're just trying to jell and get to know each other. Learn how to play
Patriots defense, and we're starting to learn that a little better and
better each week." Van Noy took him down.
and 3, Chargers lined up in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats matched up
in a 3-3 Nickel with 5 guys on the line. They faked the WR screen, and set
up a screen on the other side. But Guy burst through the line and forced
Rivers into a bad pass.
and 3, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide weak shotgun. The Pat matched up in a
4-2 Nickel, with five guys on the line. The sent five, and then delayed
Roberts. He was picked up by Oliver, as he was about to sack Rivers.
looked like the Chargers just lucked themselves back into the game with a
50-yard TD. But an illegal pick was set on the play to send the Chargers
back into oblivion.
and 13, the Chargers lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats lined up
in a 3-2 Dime with all five guys on the line. Rivers checked. Pats sent
all five. Two rushers got to Rivers, but he lofted an incredible pass to
Williams on a Flag. But Butler grabbed his arms and knocked the ball out
of his hands to force the punt.
the win in their hands Brady misfired twice, but then lofted a beautiful
pass to Hogan for a first. "You'd love to have timing and execution
and consistency in offensive football. You know, that's an important word,
and timing's important in the pass game and the run game,
absolutely," Brady said. "I just think we can do a better job
than what we've done. We're close. Even at the end, we're close to
breaking a couple runs there for big yards. And a hit pass, and then we
had a couple penalties, and I took a sack that I shouldn't have taken, and
that hurts us. So, just work on it and try to do a better job." 1st
and 10, Pats in an I. They ran Gillislee to try and end the 3rd. He
turned up field for a solid 9.
the Pats rush up to the line for some reason on 2nd and 1 in an I, and
forgot they are trying to run out the 3rd quarter. They run the ball for
the 1st, but won't run out the quarter.
they have to line back up in a power-I to end the quarter with a run by
Gillislee. "We're not scoring as many points as we're capable of
scoring. I know that. I wish there was a simple answer for it, and the
simple word would be execution," Brady said. "I mean, it's just
throwing and catching and blocking and running and doing all those things,
staying on track in the red area, but we have more opportunity out there.
mean, we know it. We just haven't done a great job finishing off the last
three or four weeks, but hopefully we're going to get back to it, and I'm
sure we'll watch a lot of tape and try to evaluate a lot of things that
we've done and try to build on those things. I wish it would be better,
but we're not. But, we'll just keep going after it. We'll keep working
hard like we always do, and hopefully it'll be better here in the next
couple of weeks." The lost points kept the Chargers in the game.
came back on 2nd and 10 to start the 4th quarter in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun,
which they will run out of. But Brady dropped. He hit Burkhead all alone
in the Flat. But flag was unfurled, to take away a great 25-yard run by
and 7, 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady stepped up into the pocket, and whipped
outside to Gronk near the marker. "Half of the time we run the play
in practice I'm wide open and the other half I'm covered like by two guys.
So it's a kind of a little play action, a little mix up," Gronk said.
"You just never know what you're going to get and you've just got to
react on the play and Tom just saw me that I was wide open and hit me with
the pass. It was nice. It developed [well] overall as a play." 3rd
and 1, Power I. Brady handed it off to Gillislee. He popped through the
line inside of Thuney and Develin for the First.
and 10 at the 44, the Pats lined up in a Singleback looking to put this
game away. Brady handed it to Gillislee he got outside without any
resistance and then cut inside, when it looked like he had more room
and 6 the Pats lined up in a Singleback. They ran Gillislee to the left
again, and he got a few. 3rd and 4, the Pats lined up in a 4-wide Strong
shotgun. Brady hit Gronk with a beautiful pass, as a Blitzer charged into
his face. "They've got good players," Gronk said. "They've
got a good defense and we've just got to execute better on offense. We've
just got to play better on offense, just make more plays. We've got to get
that ball in the end zone." Gronk caught the In, and curled upfield
for the clutch catch.
and 10, Pats motioned up Empty. Brady jogged outside to get some room, but
was knocked down just as he was going to throw. 2nd and 17, the Pats lined
up in a Singleback. They ran play action, and set up a Screen. It looked
like Amendola had room. But Desmond King took him down quicker than
expected. 3rd and 12, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Winged shotgun. Brady
hit Burkhead sneaking out of the backfield to make the FG a little easier.
and 5, Gostkowski missed the FG that would have ended the game.
"That's a good word for it. We didn't finish them off. I think we
just have to do a better job of that," Brady said. "I know I've
said that about 100 times this year, but it's tough. I mean, we're trying.
It's just the execution is coming up a little short in critical times. I'm
glad we won. That's the most important thing. You know, starting 0-1 and
then being 6-2, you know? A lot of mental toughness. So that's good, and
we've got to keep it going. You know? [Our] biggest games are ahead of us.
So we're going to have to go play well." The Charger got the ball
Chargers keep trying to give the Pats the game. "I aimed right down
the middle on that one and it got pushed a little bit. The first one that
I missed to the left, I didn't get good rotation. The second one I thought
I hit pretty good and sometimes that happens," Gostkowski said.
"The first one was definitely tough and not my best kick. I thought
the second one I missed, I put a good swing on it. I maybe kicked at it
too hard into the wind. Sometimes if you get a lot of spin on the ball,
the wind's going to affect it more, so you just got to kick a ball that
has a little less rotation on it so it cuts through the wind a little
better." The Pats kept refusing to take the win. Pats-18.
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