Also check out other analysis at Patriots Planet ... Starting a little late here, but I really do want to breakdown a large portion of this game. To do so, I'll have to go with a quantity-over-quality approach, but I think a lot of information is still given: First Half Kickoff: Rushing from the Ind 0, 16 yd. return, Rushing cuts laterally across the field and is hemmed in between a free Baker and blocked Eckel. Defensive Series #1 Missed Field Goal Contributor: Pats1 Time: 15:00 remaining in the first quarter Statistics: 14 plays (8 run, 5 pass, 1 missed field goal), 52 yards (31 run, 21 pass), time of possession was 6:34 Breakdown: 7 green plays (3 run, 3 pass, 1 missed field goal) for -2 yds. (-2 run, 0 pass), 1 black play (1 run, 0 pass) for 3 yds., 6 red plays (4 run, 2 pass) for 51 yds. (30 run, 21 pass) 1st and 10 Ind 16 Result: Pass, Gonzalez, play action, 13 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Samuel plays the WR out of the corner of his eye, and canât take him down after a hook off the play action. 1st and 10 Ind 29 Result: Run, Addai, up the middle, 2 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. The RTE goes 1v1 vs. Warren, a mis-match, allowing Warren to drive inside and get Addai as he cuts back behind a Wilfork-anchored line. 2nd and 8 Ind 31 Result: Pass, Addai, 8 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Addai was lined up offset right and Bruschi at MLB, giving Addai the clear edge on a quick pattern to the flat. Vrabel blitzed backside. 1st and 10 Ind 39 Result: Pass, Wayne, play action, Incomplete. Analysis: 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Same idea as the first play â a comeback pattern on the outside. Wilfork did some spinning and got in Manningâs face, but Wayne dropped it diving. 2nd and 10 Ind 39 Result: Run, Addai, 8 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Typical Colts off-tackle run, but Green got good penetration to stretch it outside. Seymour chased Addai down, but not after he turned the corner. 3rd and 2 Ind 47 Result: PENALTY on NE-94-T.Warren, Neutral Zone Infraction, 5 yards, enforced at IND 47 - No Play. 1st and 10 NE 48 Result: Pass, Moorehead, play action, Incomplete. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Play action to one side froze Seymour and slowed the rush. Throw went to the opposite sideline, looked like a zone, but Moorehead âcaughtâ it with Gay and Samuel a good five steps away. Play was challenged and reversed. 2nd and 10 NE 48 Result: Run, Addai, 14 yds. Analysis: 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Wright in at DT. Another off-tackle play, this time Vrabel, who started off slowly by playing pass, doesnât stay square and allowed Addai to cut back upfield. Harrison also played pass on Clark and had his back to the run. The C had a nice hold on Bruschi behind the play. 1st and 10 NE 34 Result: Run, Addai, 5 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Off-tackle again, Harrison commits to the stretch play and blows up the LT outside, only to have Addai cut back downfield past 3 good seal blocks. 2nd and 5 NE 29 Result: Run, Addai, 3 yds. Analysis: 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Wright gets doubled at the POA inside and driven downfield but Wilfork sheds the LG to close the gap. 3rd and 2 NE 26 Result: Run, Addai, 3 yds. Analysis: 3 Joseph Addai promos are your formations. From what CBS decides to show, Addai takes another off-tackle, evading Warren who perhaps over-penetrated. Wright couldnât get Addai down in time after he was the only one to break across Addaiâs 3-lane open highway downfield. 1st and 10 NE 23 Result: Pass, Clark, play action, Incomplete. Analysis: 3 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Harrison gets a late jump on Clark after heâs caught looking into the backfield, but the cut outside in Clarkâs route just before the end zone gave Harrison just enough time to catch up and beat Clark to the spot. In fact, Clark grabs Harrisonâs waist and drags him down, but the ball looked uncatchable. 2nd and 10 NE 23 Result: Run, Keith, -5 yds. Analysis: 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Seymour came completely unblocked and caught Keith, a former CFL RB, from behind. Addai probably would have beaten it, but both Vrabel and Harrison shed their blocks wide and were ready. 3rd and 15 NE 28 Result: PENALTY on IND-74-C.Johnson, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NE 28 - No Play. 3rd and 20 NE 33 Result: Run, Addai, 1 yd. Analysis: 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB vs. 4-2 nickel. Colvin sets the edge and sends Addai right back into the hands of Wilfork, who made mincemeat of the RG with one thrust. 4th and 19 NE 32 Result: Field Goal, Vinatieri, 50 yds., wide left, deflected by Seymour. Analysis: Pats stack the playside of the line double-wide and Seymour gets his big paw up there to deflect it, changing the ballâs spin. Score: New England 0 - Indianapolis 0 Assessment Bend but donât break defense highlighted by the use exclusively of the 4-2 nickel and soft CB coverage. This forced the Colts to grind it out on the ground and with short passes, something theyâve actually been doing a lot as of late. Wright was used instead of Green or Colvin on running downs and did a decent job. Addai got most of his yards on the outside stretch play, which the Colts also used for their play action on a couple plays as they usually do. It seems like the Colts OL canât execute power blocks inside to save their lives, but excel on getting outside position and sealing off DLs.