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Pats received to start the game as the Broncos deferred. It seemed that
all the teams are deferring like the Pats did last year. The Pats lined up
in an I-formation. They ran a Smash right at Miller. Dion Lewis got the
carry. Miller lined up outside of Cannon and danced around him to make the
and 8, the Pats lined up in a Weak formation. The Broncos went into a
Dime, and the Pats ran Dion to the left for a solid five. He ran behind
Develin, Bennett, Thuney, and Solder.
and 3, 4-Wide Weak shotgun, with a bunch on the Right. Brady had a ton of
time as the O-line dominated. Miller dropped, so Cannon was able to double
on the DE Wolfe. No rusher got within three yards of Brady. Brady threw,
but Wolfe knocked the pass down to force the punt. Allen punted the ball,
and the returner was out of position.
tried to flash to the ball and dropped the punt. "It was just a short
punt," Norwood said. "I think it was a bad punt on the punter's
part, so I tried to get up there and fair-catch it and save us a lot of
field positions rather than letting it and maybe roll 20 yards down the
field. It's a tough play that I've got to make." Jonathon Jones flew
down and jumped on the Punt.
we learned last week, turnovers kill. "No matter what the score is,
it's a big thing," Norwood said. "You try to make tough plays to
help your team win football games and unfortunately it didn't go that way
for me." But turnovers on punts and kickoffs mass murder games plans.
and 10, the Pats lined up Empty. They are putting the petal to the metal
this time. Cannon cut Miller, and Solder did the same thing on the other
side. Which meant they wanted to do a quick throw short. Brady spiked the
ball into White's feet terribly. White was open and Brady didn't even
reach his feet.
and 10, 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The Broncos ran the LB Todd Davis right
into Cannon to block him inside, as Miller than ran outside to Brady.
Cannon was able to push Davis back and outside so he got in the way of
Miller just enough for Brady to throw to White. But the pass was low and
outside this time. White spun and reached down, but couldn't pull it in.
So far the Pats are self-destructing. It is not the Broncos defense.
and 10, the Pats ran the ball, right up the middle, to get into position
for the field goal. It's a shame they didn't take advantage of the Special
Team blunder like the Ravens did last week. However, Gostkowski kicked it
through the uprights. Pats up 3-Zip.
came out in a Singleback. The Pats lined up in a 3-3 Nickel. They ran
Forsett. He bounced it outside. Jonathon Jones gave up the edge, and he
got 13. Butler finally pushed him out of bounds.
and 10, Denver came out in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats matched up in
a confused 4-2 Nickel. They rushed four. Siemian fired a rocket at Green,
but he didn't come close to catching it. It appeared that Flowers, who
zoned dropped, tipped the pass.
and 10, the Pats stayed 4-2 Nickel, but put five guys on the line. They
ran Forsett, and no one closed down the blindside again. He looped around
the OLT for five. Butler swooped in, punched at the ball, and then took
him down. Chung popped in and helped him out.
and five, the Pats lined up in a dime with all five guys on the line. They
rushed cautiously again. They brought three. Siemian threw it to AJ Derby
well short of the marker. He tried to twist back up field, and stretch out
for the First. But Ryan clamped onto him, and held on until he could spin
him out of bounds to force the punt.
and 10 the Pats lined up in their Big Ugly Singleback, the Pats handed the ball to Blount. He stopped, and
tried to spin around outside. He got swarmed over. That was not a good
play. Four guys broke through the line.
and 12, the Pats lined up in a Strong formation. Blount headed straight up
field. Lowered his head as he strangled the ball. He fell forward for
five. He ran behind Shaq, Cannon, Develin, and Bennett. 3rd and 8, the
Pats lined up Empty. Brady had time and tried to hit White crossing, but
the pass was wild again. They were force the punt. That is Brady's third
straight pass to an open receiver that he misfired. However, a guy hit
Allen as he punted. He spun him around, and knocked him down. The refs
didn't call it.
and 10, the Broncos came out in a 3-Wide Singleback. The Pats matched up
with a 3-4. They ran play action for Forsett. The QB turned and saw no one
open, so he dumped it off to Forsett, who went through the line and was
cutting outside. Jonathon Jones finally caught up with him and knocked him
out of bounds.
and 1, 3-Wide Singleback. The Pats went in a 3-3 Nickel, with five guys on
the line. They run to the left again, and the Pats weren't quite their
again. Forsett cut-back for the First. Ryan, Branch, and Brown stopped him
just a hair too late.
and 10, Broncos in a 3-Wide Weak-shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 4-2
Nickel. They got no pressure again. The QB hit Green on the Seam. He got
his bell rung by Roberts. He was forced to go sit down. 2nd and 1, the
Pats matched up in a 3-4. They ran play action. Siemian hit Thomas on the
seam. Jonathon Jones took him down.
and 10, 3-Wide Strong shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. The
coverage was good. Siemian had to dump it off to Forsett again. Jonathon
Jones flew out to the flat and forced him back inside into McCourty, and
they both brought him down.
and 5, they ran a toss left to Forsett. The Pats defense read it, and a
wave of defenders headed outside. It looked like they had him stuck on
shore, but he splashed through the wave. Hightower got outside and took
him down for nothing, but tt looked like it should have been for a loss.
and 5, Broncos lined up in a 3-Wide Weak-shotgun. The Pats matched up in a
Nickel. Booker ran a wheel route, and Van Noy had him covered in the
Endzone. The Broncos were forced to kick the field goal to tie the game.
Pats-3. Broncos-3. Rocky Mountain Oyster Refs-1.
Pats lined up on the 25 in a Strong formation with Dion in the backfield.
He followed Shaq hopping around Andrews to the left. A huge hole opened up
right up the middle. He cut back for a great 1st down following his eyes.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a Weak formation. They give it Dion. He
headed right, stutter stepped, and burst to the right, and curled back
around to the left for eight. Thuney and Solder had great blocks on the
and 2, they gave it to Dion again for the First, but a flag was unfurled.
The refs called an odd holding penalty on the defense on a run play. I
don't like that call.
and 10 at the 39, the Pats lined up Empty. Brady had time again. He tried
to hit Bennett. But the pass was low and in the dirt again. Brady had been
stunningly terrible so far. He is over throwing the ball in the dirt every
and 10, the Pats lined up in the I. Brady handed it to Dion, and there is
a big hole on the left, but it closed fast. Dion tried to spin through,
made two guys miss, but the third got him.
and 10, 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady fired it outside to White, and it is
high and behind White. He spun all the way around to try and snag it, but
couldn't hold on. It was another terrible pass for Brady to force the
punt. Slater caught the punt on the eight-yard line.
Broncos came out and ran for a 1st down on 2nd and 3. The Pats have to
stop the run game. 1st and 10, the Broncos lined up in a Bunched up
Singleback. The Pats matched up with a 4-2 Nickel. They blitzed Ryan and
he broke up the TE screen. He got right in Siemian's face and forced him
to over throw Derby.
the D gave up a long pass Heuerman on a seam route. 1st and 10, at the 49.
Siemian slung it to Heuerman again. This time for nine. 2nd and 1, the
Broncos lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-4.
Booker got the First too easily. Flowers and Branch made the stop.
and 10 at the 38, the Broncos lined up in a 3-wide Strong shotgun. The
Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel with five guys on the line. They ran a
Draw to Booker. Hightower burst forward, but missed the hit in the hole.
But when Hightower fell down, he leaped out and swiped Booker's foot and
tripped him up. 2nd down. They ran play action, and the Pats finally get some pressure on Siemian. Ryan
flushed him, but then got tripped. Siemian hit Thomas for a First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 3-3 Nickel. They finally played some solid
run defense. Booker is taken down by McClellin. Valentine and Flowers held
him up, and when he tried to spin outside, McClellin and Ryan were there.
and 9, 3-Wide Weak-shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. Siemian
hit Derby. Outside. McCourty hit him and knocked him five yards backwards.
But Derby kept his balance, and tried to dogsled McCourty to the marker.
and 3, the Pat milled around the line as the Broncos went into a 3-Wide
Strong shotgun. Siemian got a little pressure. So he tried to throw to
Sanders out in the flat. "He threw an out route to me," Ryan
said. "And he threw a similar rout to me earlier and I just felt like
it was third down and I just wanted to play the sticks a little bit
[earlier]. I went with my gut and it paid off." Ryan moved backwards,
but never took his eyes off of Siemian.
burst in front of him, caught it, and took off down field. "That was
huge especially coming off of last Monday night when we had some sudden
changes and ended up in bad areas and gave up two touchdowns,"
McCourty said. "They're driving down the field and enter the red zone
and Logan makes that pick, that was huge for us defensively and for the
offense to get back on the field after a big play. That's the type of
plays that win big games down the stretch. Guys step up and make big
moments. We really had that all night. Obviously the two turnovers with
the fumble at the end and even the stops, three and outs right after
another, kept the momentum and allowed us to play well all night." He
ran all the way down over midfield.
spotted the ball on the 46-yard line. "The turnover was a big one.
That was a big turnover. It took points off the board for them in the
scoring area and put us back on the field," BB said. "It was a
good play for us, all the turnovers for us. You have to take advantage. We
had some big, strong games in the passing game. Moving some 20 or 30 yard
chunks there that helped us score or get into field goal range on each of
those drives. It's a tough team to move the ball against. It's tough to
convert on every down. We converted on a few and eventually they'll get
you." That essentially ended the 1st quarter.
it or not, but that was Ryan's first interception of the season. "It
was a long time coming and I was the last one of the group," Ryan
said. "It didn't even make sense. I was questioning life as to why I
was the last one to get it, But now everything makes sense and they know
that I'm back in the race." He certainly did garner his first INT at
the perfect time.
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