3rd and 11 NE 25 (1st Patriots drive, 11:58 remaining in 1st quarter) Result: Pass, Branch, Incomplete, 10 yard hook, ball jarred loose by Al Wilson. Offense: 4 WR, Davis wide left, Watson right wing (in motion from left slot), Branch right slot, Givens wide right, Faulk RB to the left of Brady in shotgun. Defense: 3-3-5 nickel, LOLB showing blitz left wing, ROLB pressure coverage on Watson right wing, all 3 CBs pressure coverage. Blocking: Ashworth holds the DE without penetration before Faulk takes over, and Ashworth will then shadow the LOLB, who is bobbing around in front of him Mankins has no one to block as well, and will do the same as Ashworth, with the LOLB Hochstein, Neal, Gorin, and Watson hold the NT, other DE, and floating ROLB without penetration Coverage: Davis brings a CB deep Branch brings the NB 10 yards downfield and quickly dropping off, but has to wait an extra second for Brady to get the ball over, giving time for the zoned MLB, Wilson, to come up and HIT BRANCH EARLY (see PatsFans for graphical evidence), causing the ball to come incomplete Givens occupies the other CB Analysis: While this was a non-called penalty, Brady, not under any pressure, should have thrown this ball earlier. Branch had to sit in his hook pattern, waiting for the ball.