OK, lets say you did not see the game, and have not heard, or read, what the final score was and all you have seen are the following stats. (From nfl.com gamebook) CARDINALS PATRIOTS First Downs 16 25 Total Yards 245 387 Total Plays 61 78 Net Passing Yards 140 297 Gross Pass Yards 140 316 Net Rushing Yards 105 90 Fumbles/Lost 2-2 0-0 Time of Posession 28:19 31:40 With figures like that, it would appear that the Patriots won the game. However, what I attribute the major reason for the loss loss to is Josh McDaniels. Sure, there were some bad plays run by the players, but with those numbers, and knowing the end result, it appears to me that the Pats moved the football very well except when it got into the Cardinals half of the field, and for that, I would have to blame the offensive coordinator, who for whatever reason, got outcoached when it mattered the most. Settling for FOUR field goals is totally unacceptable. And, from memory, I cant recall any particular players in which the players made glaring mistakes that stopped them from going on for touchdowns, instead. I, for one, thought that McDaniels' play calling was horrendous, pitiful, and no better than high school level. And, the continued use of the shotgun formation is hurting much more than helping. They may as well write a telegram to the opposition telling them not to worry about us running the ball... There is time and a place for the shotgun, and using it on almost every offensive play is getting out of hand.