How often do the Pats give up 32 pts in a half?

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by GameDay, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. GameDay

    GameDay Practice Squad Player

    About 0.086%, or 1 out of 116 times. FWIW.

    I have three colleagues who are not Pats fans (niners, giants).

    They were just as dumbfouned as I was.

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  2. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Given Belichick has coached 126 games with the Pats, I guess he was overdue.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
  3. MrClutch

    MrClutch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    21-3 lead man, I was fine last night after the loss. It didn't hurt as much as the one in Denver but when I went to sleep, it just really hit me. Just tossing and turning the whole night and thinking about this game.
  4. chris_in_sunnyvale

    chris_in_sunnyvale In the Starting Line-Up

    Remember SB38? All season, the Pats had not given up any touchdowns over 30 yards. Then the Panthers score THREE. I find it frustrating that there are two huge games in recent years where the Pats D goes completely against the grain in a downward spiral after having not done so all year. At least they only lost one of them (last night).

  5. lander

    lander Practice Squad Player

    Sure, kick 'em while they're down.

    Our Chargers choked just as badly. Why do you have to troll back over here and gloat?
  6. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Kung Pow,

    Add no social life to what is I'm sure is a long list of failures in your life.

    Now shut the **** up and go make me some General's Chicken.
  7. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    The no huddle possession game is deadly to big defenses, especially in a heated dome against debiltated players in the 23rd game of the season. The exact same thing happened to the vaunted '03 defense vs. the Colts, when they blew a 31-10 lead halfway through the 3rd quarter before ekeing it out 38-34, and in the SB that year vs. Carolina. Remember, the Pats D players are BIGGER than everyone else in the league, and their stamina suffers as a result, especially along the D-line, the OLB crew, and the aging ILBs. The O must possess the ball in the 2nd half to relieve pressure from the D. In their limited opportunities they mostly failed, due to a surprisingly feisty Colts D, a brutal homefield advantage, and injuries to Faulk. With all that they should have won the game.
  8. GameDay

    GameDay Practice Squad Player

    ... at the worse probable time. I can't believe if physical condition (flu, heat, exhaustion) wouldn't have anything to do with it.

    And to think they were one FD from winning. FWIW, the probablity for Pats to win after being scored on 38 pts was 9.7%.
  9. GameDay

    GameDay Practice Squad Player

    My colleagues' theory for such phenomena (not just in Pats' games) is that once an offense or defense discovers the other team's weakness (especially if they use smoke and mirror), they'll keep on exploiting it till the other finds way to adjust.
  10. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I'd agree with that.

    I even go further and say {much to my chagrin} Manning did exactly that and destroyed us as a result. I goota give him credit, He put us in "shoot out" mode. He had biiger bullets than we did considering he was throwing to 2 #1 receivers {and a compliment of a few others} and a good TE. We were throwing to a couple of 2's or 3's and a good TE. No chance.
  11. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    A few things both games had in common. Our secondary was decimated. Both Rodney Harrison and Wilson were injured. I forget we had back there, and I'm sure the names are wrong, but really it doesn't matter. Rashad Baker, Hason Graham, Earthwin Moreland, Antwan Harris, Eric Alexander, etc.
  12. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    I also think the Colts benefited from being aggressive because of their weakness on defense. They had to throw caution to the wind, they did and it worked.

    The Partiots being ahead most of the game were not about to risk run blitzes and the like, as the Colts did.

    When it was 28-21, I was saying to my friends that the patriots should play 6 DBs for the rest of the game, with Sanders and Chad Scott run blitzing and taking the TEs. Let Hobbs, Samuel, and Baker/Hawkins deal with the WRs. Have the 2 linebackers stare down the running back while the other one blitzes.

    It was simply time for 4 down lineman, Colvin and Vrabel. Bruschi sitting unfortunately, and Alexander out of the game.
  13. AirForcePatFan

    AirForcePatFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This was something I was wondering myself... I can't ever recall it happening, especially and then losing too... I guess when your D is on the field practically the whole 3rd quarter and most of the 4th, it's bound to happen... Golly, though, they are always good at finishing games...
  14. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    Do you type with one hand and wank with the other when posting.

    Is your life better now that the Colts are in the Super Bowl?

    If it is you are a zero ... why have you not been here before zero?
    if you choke in the Super bowl will you be back?

    So what is your name on a Colts board? Let's see if you are a real fan zero.
  15. AirForcePatFan

    AirForcePatFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    So very true NEM, so very true... I keep doing the " What ifs" and the one What if is: What if they were able to convert on that second to last 3rd down in the 4th? Would we have won? Been able to run the clock out? etc... I hate What ifs... They played their heart out, gotta give them that... It's still disappointing though...

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