Sticky please. ... First Half Kickoff: Faulk from the NE 12, 17 yd. return, Faulk catches the bouncer but is cut down by Sandersâ€™ man. Offensive Series #1 Touchdown Contributor: Pats1 Time: 15:00 remaining in the first quarter Statistics: 14 plays (5 run, 9 pass), 71 yards (28 run, 43 pass), time of possession was 6:37 Breakdown: 7 green plays (2 run, 5 pass) for 64 yds. (22 run, 42 pass), 1 black play (1 run, 0 pass) for 3 yds., 6 red plays (2 run, 4 pass) for 4 yds. (3 run, 1 pass) 1st and 10 NE 29 Result: Run, Dillon, up the middle, 1 yd. Offense: 2 WR, Brown tight left, Caldwell wide right, TE Watson down off LT, I-form backfield with Evans at FB and Dillon at RB. Defense: 4-3, FS tight over Watson, both CBs 5+ yards off. Blocking: Brown is speared back on the edge by the FS Watson stands up the RDE then drives him forward Light doubles the RDT with Mankins Mankins drives the RDT off before turning inside Koppen marks the MLB and chases him outside Neal turns the LDT inside and across the hole Oâ€™Callaghan is beaten around the corner by the LDE Evans seals the WLB outside Caldwell seeks out the LCB Analysis: While the blockers on the left side got very little push, itâ€™s tough to pin the blame on anyone for this. There was a clear hole created by Neal going inside and Oâ€™Callaghan going outside, with Evans and Koppen clearing out the MLB and WLB occupying it. The SLB Spikes simply made a great play to swim through the left side traffic and meet a stuttering Dillon at the point of attack. 2nd and 9 NE 30 Result: Pass, Caldwell, quick sideline hook, 5 yds. Offense: 2 WR, Gabriel wide left, Caldwell wide right, 2 TE, Watson down off LT, Thomas motion right to left wing, Dillon lone RB. Defense: 4-3, FS sets SLB up over Thomas, both CBs 5+ yards off. Blocking: Light cuts down the RDE on the edge Mankins is bull rushed back by the RDT Koppen sits back in reserve Neal rides the LDT outside Oâ€™Callaghan attempts a cut at the LDE Coverage: Gabriel clears the RCB out deep Thomas draws the SLB into the left flat Watson curls underneath FS and MLB coverage Dillon steps through the line and underneath Caldwell does a sideline comeback pattern on the LCB Analysis: Oâ€™Callaghanâ€™s cut block, which was more like a belly-flop, barely made contact with the LDE, but was still successful in drawing the LDE outside, opening a throwing lane. The LCB was playing well off of Caldwell, giving him plenty of room to start, stop and turn at 5 yards, then haul in the spot-on pass before the LCB spins him down. 3rd and 4 NE 35 Result: Pass, Caldwell, quick sideline hook, 6 yds. Offense: Shotgun 3 WR, Gabriel left slot, Caldwell wide right, Brown motion right slot to wide left, TE Watson standing right wing, Faulk RB to left of Brady in shotgun. Defense: 4-2-5 nickel, LDE wide, SLB showing blitz over RG, NB shows blitz after Brown motion, both CBS 5 yards off, FS 5+ yards off Brown. Blocking: Light rides the RDE outside Mankins rides the blitzing WLB outside Koppen stands up the RDT Neal stands up the LDT Oâ€™Callaghan slides outside to help Watson Watson rides the LDE outside Coverage: Brown does a curl with the FS close Gabriel goes deep in the seam against the RCB Faulk flares into the left flat uncovered Caldwell does a sideline comeback pattern on the RCB Analysis: Buffalo really put the burners on with a speed rush to the outside, but the OL picked it up stride-for-stride. The WLB wasnâ€™t showing blitz at first, but when he started to creep up and Brady noticed, he started coming in. The SLB, who was showing blitz the entire time, backed off on the snap and into coverage. This gave Brady a pristine pocket and clear throwing lane. He would hit Caldwell on the exact same route as the previous play, but with the LCB even softer, protecting against the deep threat with only one deep safety. The NB was bouncing around inside and wasnâ€™t an obstruction to the throw. 1st and 10 NE 41 Result: Pass, Caldwell, Incomplete, sideline fly, pass overthrown. Offense: 2 WR, Gabriel wide left, Caldwell wide right, 2 TE, Watson down off LT, Thomas down off RT, Dillon lone RB. Defense: 4-3, SLB tight over Watson, SS 5 yards off Thomas, both CBs 5+ yards off. Blocking: Light neutralizes the RDE outside Mankins and Koppen double the RDT Neal turns the LDT outside Oâ€™Callaghan sits back in reserve Thomas stands up the LDE Coverage: Gabriel goes deep on the RCB Watson curls with the SLB in tight coverage Caldwell fakes short then beats the LCB deep Dillon steps through and underneath Analysis: After working the RCB with two straight short routes, the Pats looked to beat him deep here. That did happen. Unfortunately, and without any pressure, Brady sailed the throw high. Caldwell extended and left his feet, but still could not reach it. A Brady pump-fake short gave Caldwell a good step on the RCB. This was also a semi-play action, with Dillon stopping besides Brady on the pump before turning underneath. Buffaloâ€™s coverage was concentrated at midfield with 2 LB and 2 S zones, but both CBs were in man.