I wanted to do some analysis of key plays that played a role in our win today. Some of them are on defense and some are on offense. I want to do a fair share on defense to show you just how great they performed today. First key defensive play: sack of Carson Palmer. Pre-snap we are in Dime with Wilhite (NB) covering the slot, standard 3-4 with OLB on outside shade with Sanders (DB) as pseudo 5 tech. Mayo feints as 9 tech but laterals to pick up the RB (morphs to cover 1 with deep safety). We see Chung walk up to the box to fake outside blitz. And what he does indicates that the defense already knows what Carson has called. They know his first read is a stem check on Ocho which is somewhat of a hot read, because the route is predicated on what he does to Butler. You see Butler drop back to "invite" Carson to do a quick slant. But Chung has faked the blitz and has dropped back to double on Ocho (he is right below the "3" letter in the 2nd still on the right). So by the time Carson turns to his first read (watch his helmet) Chung is already perfectly leveraged. Carson turns to his second read, Gresham who is tightly covered by Sanders (DB). But because Sanders has a bad angle (he is in the 3rd still on the bottom, right above the Patriot logo) Carson has waited for Gresham to gain leverage but by doing so, he loses valuable time which allows Wilfork to pull the old-school spin move on his man and takes down Carson, along with Pryor who does the same thing. TBC bull rushes his man out of the way and backtracks in time to help Pryor finish the takedown.