Patriots go back to the up-tempo offense. They should use this a lot today
Atlanta's Dan Quinn now will be coaching in his third Super Bowl in past four seasons (Seahawks DC in 2013 and 2014, Falcons HC in 2016).
Dion Lewis sees his first action on third series of game. Gets a pass from Brady for 3 yards
Pretty clear the Pats view Van Noy as their best coverage linebacker. If I'm OC Todd Haley, I'm getting after that matchup with Bell.
Good CB play by the Patriots so far. Rowe on the deep pass to Coates, Ryan on the 1-yard completion to Johnson, Butler with the PBU > Brown
Hightower has subbed out on the third defensive series at times this season. Not sure if this was a planned rotation, though.
As Malcolm Butler turns head & plays ball well on 3d-down pass intended for Antonio Brown, revisiting matchup story: https://t.co/Wgj24Pri6J
Been pretty much Butler on Brown and Ryan on Eli Rogers in man coverage here in the early going.
Outstanding adjustment to the football by Butler. Brown had a step (or two) on him. Not a great pass. Still a good reaction by Butler.
Hightower didn't play a snap that entire series. Nice PBU by Butler on 3rd down. Brown actually broke the pass up...
Big Ben with an underthrow. He doesn't have a great deep ball in recent weeks.
Hightower with helmet on, appears to be chatting up teammates.. Meanwhile Butler breaks up a pass for Antonio Brown.
Looks like McClellin is calling the plays in the huddle. Hightower is wearing his helmet now on the sideline.
Helmet back on, but still on sidelines. https://t.co/r1AyfR98Nh
Outstanding pressure by Chris Long on third down goes for naught, because Ben Roethlisberger is good.
Steelers go empty, spread Bell wide left. Van Noy goes over the top of him.
Hightower on sideline this drive with helmet off. Not sure why.