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Pats Vs Raiders: Part II. 

By TOM

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2nd Quarter.

By TOM

1st and 10, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. The Raiders gave it to Lynch on a misdirection run. He burst forward for more than he should have. 2nd and 3, the Raiders lined up in a 4-Wide weak shotgun. The Pats matched up with five guys on the line in a 3-3 Nickel. They didn't get any pressure. Carr had time to hit Jared Cook 35-yards down field.

1st and 10, 3-Wide Singleback, and then checked into a 3-Wide weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 2-4 Nickel with a Chung in the box. The Pats got some pressure. But Carr had time to hit Crabtree outside.

He broke a tackle by Gilmore. "I like going out there and covering a certain guy," Gilmore said. "So that's one thing I like to do. And get used to that guy, and play physical, and make plays." Then he ran for the First.

2nd and 1, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. Elandon Roberts hit Washington at the line, but he fell forward for the 1st.

1st and 10, at the 47 the Raiders lined up in Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. They give it to Lynch.

Gilmore flied up and grabbed his legs. "It felt good," Gilmore said. "It felt good to be out there with the guys. Was out a couple of weeks. It was tough watching, but I was happy to be back." Then Wise and Van Noy leap in to take him down.

2nd and 9, the Raiders lined up in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. Carr threw a little too fast outside to Cooper. Butler had a better shot at touching the ball.

3rd and 9, the Raiders Empty. The Pats bring five guys up to the line and bring all five. Wise and Butler flushed Carr. He hit Cooper short of the First. But a flag was unfurled. Holding Raiders.

3rd and 19, the Raiders lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats brought five guys up to the line again, and rushed all five. Carr hit Cooper crossing. Butler dragged him down from behind short to force the punt.

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a Singleback. They ran play action. Brady had a completely clean pocket. He lofted a zeppelin deep down field.

Cooks had two steps on two defenders, and dragged the ball in over his head 49-yards down field. "Brandin's been a great player for us all year. He does whatever he's asked to do. He's always ready to go," BB said. "He's got great endurance, stamina, speed. Whether he's at the block, runs short routes, run deep routes, clear out, catch-and-run plays. He's willing to do whatever he needs to do. He works very hard to do it well and create the good timing with the quarterback and the other receivers in the passing game. Nobody works harder than Brandin. He's very unselfish. He's a great teammate, and we're fortunate to have him on our team." He was taken down a few yards later for a 52-yard reception.

1st and 10 at the 28, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Brady tried to dump it off, but Burkhead could barely reach the pass. 2nd and 10, the Pats lined up in a 2-Wide weak. Brady had time, and whipped it to Gronk. He turned up field for the First.

1st and 10 at the 16, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady had time, but threw a bad pass to Burkhead. 2nd and 10, the Pats lined up in a 4-wide Weak shotgun. Brady tried to set up a bubble screen, but Irvin blew it up. 3rd and 11, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak  shotgun. Brady had time.

He hit Gronk on the Five. "It was basically a business trip. We really didn't get to do that much, explore around or anything," Gronk said. "We got to interact with the fans running out of the tunnel, coming out of the tunnel. That was a cool experience seeing all the fans go wild and everything, giving them high fives. So that was super neat." He powered forward for a couple more.

1st and goal from the 3, the Pats rushed up to the line in a Singleback. Brady handed it off to White, but he was hit in the backfield. 2nd and goal from the five, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady threw another screen to Amendola, and he is lucky to reach the LOS. 3rd and Goal from the five, they motioned into a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady called a Timeout.

3rd and goal from the Five again. The Pats motioned into a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. Brady had to leave the pocket. He saw Amendola sneaking into the back of the Endzone and hit him with a perfect pass for an easy looking touchdown. Pats-14. Raiders-Zip.

1st and 10, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. Carr ran play action and waggled outside. He hit Crabtree in the hands. He dropped it. 2nd and 10, the Raiders lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. They ran Lynch. He hopped and bobbed for 25-yards.

1st and 10, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. Carr dumped it off outside to Richard. Trevor Reilly and Roberts took him down hard. 2nd and 5, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. They ran Richard. He found a lane and ran for a First.

1st and 10, the Raiders lined up in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats stayed in their 4-2 Nickel. Richard fought forward for a few. Harris ripped him down.

2nd and 5, the Raiders lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats lined up in a 4-2 Nickel. They ran Richard. The Pats didn't give up a hole, but he somehow scampered forward for four. Then Richard ran for the First on a Dive.

1st and 10 at the 26, the Raiders lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-4 Nickel with a lot of Safeties in the back. Carr tried to hit Crabtree in the Endzone, but Gilmore was blanketing Crabtree and the ball hit Gilmore in the back of the shoulder for a PBU.

2nd and 10, the Raiders lined up in a 3-Wide Weak Shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. They ran a smash to Lynch and he just kept creeping forward. 3rd and 1, Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4. Lynch turned outside, found a crack, and turned up field for the First.

1st and 10 at the 15, Empty. The Pats matched up in a 3-2 Dime. They sent four. Carr hit Crabtree at the Five. Jonathon Jones grabbed him and spun him around. Then Marquis Flowers hammered into his back to pop the ball out with a punch. Chung leaped over on the ball to end the game.

The Pats threw to the 45 with almost no time left to try and kick the field goal. "Yeah! That was a big three points," BB said. "Again, I think it really put an exclamation point on the situational football we talked about this week, and that's playing particular, how field goal range would be greater in Mexico City than what it was, than it normally is, and maybe even a little bit more than what it is in Denver. So that's the way it played out.

"Tom did a great job, and Josh. And Tom did a great job of getting the ball to about the 45 yard line, 44, somewhere in there, which was more than enough for what Steve needed. Steve hit a great ball. It was, obviously, a very well executed play, but that drive was well executed. Really, really proud of the way Steve handled it." Gostkowski attempted a 62-yard FG at 62-hundred feet.

And he hit the friggin' thing. "Yes, it was [covered in awesome sauce]," Gronk said. "It actually exceeded expectations. So we did a great job as a team. Everyone played well in all areas of the game, especially special teams. Stephen with the 62-yard field goal, which was unbelievable at halftime. So it was just a fiesta all over the field, man. " Unbelievable. Game Set Match Pats.

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