They scored virtually zero garbage time points.correct, the game management results in too many third downs where running is not an option
also, don't forget the Pats have I'd sat at least 4 or 5 touchdowns late in games after they've been down double digits late. This skews that points scored #...
a more exacting analysis would be the first half #s, because that's where the crazy super captain conservative crap has screwed the club
Again it’s not super conservative, it’s nuanced. The run/pass ratio on first down is almost identical to 2017. They run more on 2nd which makes sense that you would throw more with Tom Brady than with a rookie. The real issue is that they are throwing short instead of intermediate a few times more times a game.
It usually isn’t an issue but in right games against good teams it can short circuit a drive or 2 making it harder to win.
It’s not a fatal flaw, it’s a tweak.