Breakdown: Defense vs Pats

As always the play by play chart is at the end:

Scanning the field:
We debuted a new formation that I didn’t see last week:

That’s a 3-3-5 personnel: 3 DL, 3 LBs, and 5 DBs. Just about everybody is walked up to the line including a safety, while Compton is 7 yards off the ball. His alignment allowed him time to diagnose what was going on in front of him and play downhill with precision. We tried this alignment one more time:
with Keenan as the guy 7 yards off the ball.  Yeah, didn’t work so well but only because we got out leveraged to the bottom of your screen.  Blackmon (bottom of the screen) looks to have contain but can’t shake a block from Amendola.  That was a big storyline for this game: Pats wide receivers sealing out our DBs and creating huge holes for the running back.

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