I've watched the Pats escape defeat 4 times this year and I'm amazed how the 4th quarter plays out every time. They all follow a similar pattern of events. If I were an opposing coach, here's what I'd focus on if I wanted to beat NE: 1. Be patient on defense - NE will move the ball, but stopping them in the red zone will keep the game close. They had 4 scores in the 1st half Saturday, but 3 were FG's and they found themselves down 12. 2. Be patient on offense - NE will allow a team to move the chains if that team is patient enough. Take advantage of NE's red-zone D. The Giants went 4-for-4 scoring TD's in the red zone Saturday. 3. Be patient in the 4th - don't go for the kill on a big play, NE has forced a takeaway in each of those games, all on passing plays. Keep moving the chains but don't become predictable. Mix up runs and short passes. 4. Be patient that NE will make a mistake - those 4 games all had plays that came at the expense of NE's mistakes: Addai's 73-yard TD, Philly's onside kick recovery, the 53-yarder on 3rd down in Baltimore and the Giants big pass play early, along with the kickoff return for TD. The Pats focus on 3 things: protecting the ball on offense, preventing big plays on D and error-free special teams play. If they slip in any of those areas, that will give their opponent a chance.