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your just blurting out assertions and not even looking for facts. i just posted above that the only real run heavy game was the buffalo game in the 2nd half of the season. maybe spend the time to look through the stats.Like I said, this only applied to the last couple of rs season games and the playoffs, they definitely changed their style at year end.
The SD game was the opposite as I recall: NE snuffed them by running from the 1st series on, then poured it on with play action passing as the game went on. But the running was the story of that game.
The SB game plan from the outset was to run and wear down LA, it wasn't some on the fly change cause Brady was having troubles. Our OL matched up well against these teams compared to our WR matchups, and we went with the running game by design, even with a great QB at the helm.
sure, they typically run more towards end of season than the beginning of the season..but thats probably been common for a while in foxboro
in regards to the chargers game, here the 1st half breakdown:
31 pass plays 17 run plays
Divisional Round - Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots - January 13th, 2019 | Pro-Football-Reference.com
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you're just selectively remembering the big game from Sony that was setup by the passing success
re: super bowl, sure ill agree they started running first to drives, but they quickly moved to primary pass game. i
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