Why the heck do opposing teams stop attacking our weaknesses midgame? 2001 Rams. We were being killed on the ground, touch after touch - and so the Rams go all-airborne, crash, thud, helllooo Mr. Lombardi. 2006 Chargers. What happened there? Why did LdT only get 9 touches in the 2nd half? Why did he get zero receptions? He was killing us, right from the start...sure, we stopped him in the middle a few times - the heart of our run D - but did we ever stop him on a run to the outside for less than 5 yards? Especially playing with the lead, what the heck? Is this a brilliant Bellicheck strategy that a mere mortal fan can't understand? Are opposing coaches outthinking themselves? Are we showing so many men in the box that opposing coaches think that they can kill us in the air? I'm honestly stymied.