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Ravens started off the 2nd quarter jumping off sides. Then they lined up
on 2nd and 9 in a 3-Wide Strong Shotgun to start the 2nd quarter. The Pats
matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. Branch put the OLG on skates, but then got hit
in the side by the OC and fell down. Flacco had to dump the ball off to
West. Chung hit him instantly as the ball arrived. Ninkovich helped him
and 7, the Ravens came out in a 3-Wide Winged shotgun. The Pats matched up
in a meandering 2-4 Nickel. They sent five, but two didn't really rush as
they spied the RBs in the backfield. Flacco had time and hit Aiken in the
flat for a 1st.
and 10 the Raven lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-3
Nickel. The O-line slanted to the left, right off the snap. The defense
read the shift and danced with them to the right. Flacco handed the ball
off to Dixon. Ninkovich swooped in from behind and to drag him down.
and 8, Empty. The Pats matched up with six guys crowding the line. They
brought five. There were a couple of twists. Flacco got spooked and threw
the ball before any of his WRs turned around. 3rd and 8, Empty. The Pats
lined up in a 4-2 Nickel. They brought three. Flacco had a ton of time,
and threw a terrible pass to Dixon in the flat to force the punt.
Pats lined up Empty. Brady had time and hit White, who was lined up
outside quickly. 2nd and 4, Empty. Brady fired quickly again. This time to
Edelman, but he had the ball kneed out by Mosley. 3rd and 4, Empty. Brady
hit White on a cross, and then turned up field. He put the jets on, and
separated himself impressively from two defenders. He ran past midfield,
and cut back behind Weddle. Weddle had to spin back, but stayed in front
of him. Webb finally caught up from him from behind, as he slowed a little
on the cutback.
down is an important down, each and every week," White said.
"It's always going to be a punt or we're going to convert, so we're
just trying to convert as many times as possible to keep the drives
and 10 at the 15, the Pats get called for an illegal shift. 1st and 15 at
the 20, the Pats lined up in the Big Ugly I. Blount followed a pulling
Shaq and Develin into the hole, angling outside, between Solder and
Bennett. Then he just kept going at a 45-degree angle outside for over
and 2, they stayed in the Big Ugly I. They run the same play to the
opposite side. Only Thuney pulled to the right. Blount followed him and
Develin through the hole. He powered through the second level for a 1st.
Then he dragged a few guys to the Five.
mean LeGarrette Blount is really good and our offensive line is doing a
great job," Bennett said. "David Andrews, Nate, Marcus Cannon
have been playing well as well as Shaq. Then we have [Fleming] coming in
at the extra tight end and he's been doing an excellent job blocking and
Develin has been doing a great job at fullback. It's a little bit of
everybody. We have good backs, but it takes everyone to get a yard so
everyone is competing and everyone is fighting no matter what."
and goal from the Five. The Pats stayed in the Big Ugly I. They run a
smash to the right again, and this time the big DT Williams dug through
the O-line. 2nd and goal form the Six. Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak
shotgun. Brady tried to hit Edelman, but Suggs leaped up and batted the
and goal from the six, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun.
Mitchell ran a Slant inside. Brady threw a
perfect pass. "He's done a great job for us," Brady said.
"It says a lot for a rookie to be playing his best in December. It
speaks to what he's all about, his mindset, his character, his
determination. He's worked his butt off since he got here and he's put
himself in a great position. With Danny [Amendola] getting hurt he's
gotten more opportunity, and we're going to need it." Mitchell got
inside position and just had to get his hands up and hold on. Pats-16.
Ravens lined up feeling some pressure. They lined up in a 3-Wide
Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel with a Chung in the Box.
They ran West up the gut. Branch broke free inside and dived at his feet.
He tripped him a little, but West was able to hop cut to the left and
maintained his balance. Hightower got there next and held on as Sheard
swooped in to help.
and 9, the Ravens lined up in a stacked up Strong shotgun. The Pats stayed
in the 3-3 Nickel. They only sent three again. But Flacco was stuck in the
pocket with nowhere to throw. He finally armed a bomb deep down the seam.
Wallace looked back for the ball, as McCourty flew into him. The ball flew
right between Wallace's wide open arms.
slammed into McCourty's gut and hands. "I didn't really expect
it," McCourty said. "I was trying not to get a pass interference
just knowing Mike Wallace, the speed he has. Being in just that two-high
look, running back there and getting into the double coverage with
[Patrick] Chung, [I was] able to make a play. I wish they didn't take my
returning yards away though." He caught it and was shoved down by
and 10, the Pats lined up in a Singleback. They ran play action. Brady hit
Bennett going down the Seam inside. He broke away from two defenders and
ran to midfield.
and 10 at the 50, the Pats lined up in the I. Brady had time in the
pocket. Then a rusher burst up the gut. He shifted his feet to the left
and forward away from the pressure. "He's usually always that
way," Mitchell said. "Of course, when we want to do better, he
is the leader of the team, so he has to do what he has to do to pick us
up." He used his feet to get into position to make the throw.
hit Mitchell outside. Mitchell caught the ball over his head again. He
turned up field and flew over the 30. He tried to make the deep safety
miss, but four defenders had him in a box. The Safety dived on his legs at
and 10 at the 16, the Pats lined up in the Big Ugly I. Blount shifted his
way through the line. There wasn't much room and he got about all he could
get. 2nd and 6 from the 12, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun.
White picked up the blitzer. Brady hit Mitchell on the one-yard line, but
he was out of bounds. He almost had three TD catches in this game.
and 7, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. White stepped up into
the hole and stoned the blitzing LB in the A-Gap. "Third down is a
big down in this league," White said. "It's a big play to get us
into scoring position. So I just try and do whatever I can to help this
team." Brady hit Hogan crossing at the eight. He turned up field for
the 1st, but couldn't reach the endzone.
and goal, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. They ran Blount on a
Smash. The Ravens were ready for it. 2nd and Goal from the Four, the Pats
lined up in a Patriots Formation (empty with Brady under center). They
faked a jet sweep. Brady hit Hogan again, but he couldn't score again. 3rd
and goal from the Two, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. Brady
looked left, and Hogan fell down. Then Brady turned right, and didn't
throw the ball away. He turned back to the left and threw it to Eric
Raven went down field and scored a field goal to end the Half. Pats
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