Week 7: Patriots – Steelers Game Review
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- Patriots fumbled the ball twice (1 offense, 1 special teams). Chris Hogan didn’t see Jarvis Jones behind him on the very first offense play of the game.
- Brady had a shovel pass that could’ve been picked to start the 3rd quarter. Wasn’t a great decision.
- Penalties again by the OL continue to push the offense back and negate plays.
- RB Brandon Bolden had a really bad drop on 3rd-and-8. No one was close to him and he would’ve had a first down. Edelman also had a drop as well, but it did not matter as Guard Shaq Mason got called for a hold.
- Although Edelman had a strong game, he has had a hard time this season making defenders miss on his hesitation moves. This was the case with the screen that was a loss for yards on the Patriots second drive of the game
- Steelers receivers did have Pats CBs beat a times, but Jones could not place the ball properly (whether it was in front or behind). Brings up the question of “what would happen if an above average QB were playing?”
- Patriots may have limited Bell, but he had moments were he made defenders look like they were dancing trying to tackle him. This has been the case when the Patriots have faced some of the NFL’s better RBs
- WR Darruis Heyward-Bey beat Eric Rowe twice in the endzone (1TD, 1 called back due to a holding call). Logan Ryan also got beat a couple times by Cobi Hamilton.
- First punt by Ryan Allen was just 25 yards. Not a good punt by any means.
- Stephen Gostkowski again missed another PAT.