Offensive Line Most of the time, the O-line saw rushes from between 2 to 4 people, and real blitzes were the exception, not the rule. All in all they did a decent job of keeping Brady protected during the game. The Pats were most often in a 3 WR/ 1 TE / 1 RB set (Reiss said 60 out of 69 snaps), and on the majority of those the RB and TE ran pass patterns. Keep in mind that Hochstein came in for Neal midway through the 3rd quarter, and that a few of the plays I assigned (dis)credits for never actually happened. One of Light's sacks, for example, came on a play where his man had jumped offsides: Code: Name Sack Knockdown Pressure Holding False [B]Light [/B] 2 1 0 0 0 [B]Mankins[/B] 1 1 1 1 0 [B]Koppen[/B] 0 0 0 1 0 [B]Neal [/B] 0 0 0 0 0 [B]Kaczur[/B] 0 1 3 0 0 [B]Hochstein[/B] 0 0 1 0 1 [B]Watson[/B] 0 0 1 0 0 [B]Maroney[/B] 0 0 1 0 0 ESPN was kind enough to do the numbers for me on this one: This is of course the overload blitz that gets Brady at 1:12 in the first quarter. Note that not only are there 5 rushers on the right side of the offensive line, there are no rushers on the left side. If a running back had been in the backfield, there's no way the Ravens would still be in this call. As you can see, one of the keys of this play, apart from the overload, is that the linebacker, Stills, and the lineman, Ngata, run a stunt inside, effectively holding Kaczur in place. Ideally, what should happen is that the entire line should slide and swing like a gate into the Baltimore rush. Because of the stunt across his face, Kaczur doesn't get out to Ivy and the rest of the offensive line stacks up behind him in a white cluster****. This is the play at the start of the 2nd quarter where Mankins gets a holding call on Ngata and Brady hoisted up that duck that Gaffney dropped. The play was designed as a sprint out right, trying to move the line directly into one of those lethal Raven edge rushers, and directly away from the other. The first problem with this play is that Ngata is lined up as a backside 1 tech. Since Light needs to stay behind to deal with the edge rusher, that effectively leaves Mankins alone in a good position to angle block the nose guard, and he has some wide pass splits to overcome. The second problem is that Ben Watson does not get outside of Suggs and sandwich him with Kaczur, instead he stops and then loses his block. Brady, instead of rolling right, backpedals about 15 yards and throws off his back foot. It looks even worse from a sideline shot.