Digging deeper on Pats' 4th-quarter defense - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston ESPN Stats looked into the Pats 4th-quarter defense issues over the past two weeks and found the team played with an extra defensive back on 39 of 42 snaps. It makes sense, but the other stats point to this sub package being quite ineffective. In fact, with 5+ DBs on the field, QB numbers in the 4th quarter are actually DOWN compared to the rest of the game. It's just that we don't play that package as consistently as we seem to in the 4th quarter. Next-level stats: Patriots-Colts - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston Another article with several stats from the game, including how poorly we did against play-action passes, Tom Brady doing much better with 2 TEs on the field, and Manning's struggles with passes down the sidelines.