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New England 28 Seattle 24. Tom Brady exploits Seattle's secondary with underneath and crossing patterns for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Brady rallied the Patriots from a 24-14 fourth quarter deficit to claim the win on a 3 yard pass to Julian Edelman with 2:02 left. The rally began after a dropped Seattle pass on third down forced the Seahawks to punt instead of having the ball inside the Patriot 20 (not sure of exact location). Underlying issues were Seattle's allowing third down conversions in long yardage situations and giving up chunks of yardage on second down. New England was 8-of-14 on third down. As mentioned before, the Seahawks were unable to stop crossing patterns, contain Rob Gronkowski, were victimized by blown coverage. A lot of that was the inability to get consistent pressure on Brady. When they did, they were able to force Brady into two ill-adivised throws, one of them in the end zone to snuff out a scoring drive. An injury to Jeremy Lane after the end zone interception gave Seattle matchup problems which Brady was able to exploit.

Seattle had one final chance. After a circus catch by Jermaine Kearse set up Seattle at the five yard line, a run by Marshawn Lynch put the ball on the one. On the next play, Seattle sealed its fate with a mind boggling pick play. Russell Wilson's off target throw was intercepted by Malcom Butler who stepped in front of intended receiver Ricardo Lockette. Why throw a pass into the interior of the defense when the Patriots struggled to contain Marshawn Lynch in the second half? If you are going to throw the one yard line, you isolate a receiver in the back of the end zone. Poor play clock management forced Seattle to burn two timeouts to prevent a delay of game penalty.

New England, for its part, played too soft in allowing Seattle to tie game 14-14 at the half despite outplaying them for the first half. A long pass play on which the cornerback could do nothing got Seattle started.

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New England 28 Seattle 24. Tom Brady exploits Seattle's secondary with underneath and crossing patterns for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Brady rallied the Patriots from a 24-14 fourth quarter deficit to claim the win on a 3 yard pass to Julian Edelman with 2:02 left. The rally began after a dropped Seattle pass on third down forced the Seahawks to punt instead of having the ball inside the Patriot 20 (not sure of exact location). Underlying issues were Seattle's allowing third down conversions in long yardage situations and giving up chunks of yardage on second down. New England was 8-of-14 on third down. As mentioned before, the Seahawks were unable to stop crossing patterns, contain Rob Gronkowski, were victimized by blown coverage. A lot of that was the inability to get consistent pressure on Brady. When they did, they were able to force Brady into two ill-adivised throws, one of them in the end zone to snuff out a scoring drive. An injury to Jeremy Lane after the end zone interception gave Seattle matchup problems which Brady was able to exploit.

Seattle had one final chance. After a circus catch by Jermaine Kearse set up Seattle at the five yard line, a run by Marshawn Lynch put the ball on the one. On the next play, Seattle sealed its fate with a mind boggling pick play. Russell Wilson's off target throw was intercepted by Malcom Butler who stepped in front of intended receiver Ricardo Lockette. Why throw a pass into the interior of the defense when the Patriots struggled to contain Marshawn Lynch in the second half? If you are going to throw the one yard line, you isolate a receiver in the back of the end zone. Poor play clock management forced Seattle to burn two timeouts to prevent a delay of game penalty.

New England, for its part, played too soft in allowing Seattle to tie game 14-14 at the half despite outplaying them for the first half. A long pass play on which the cornerback could do nothing got Seattle started.

I dont watch football. I ve seen alot of comments on different media sites about "the play" So being curious i figured I would look it up. Now , bare in mind i know very little about the game other then how a touchdown works and that the closer you are to the enemy teams endzone the better your chances are to score. That being said, even I know you don't toss the ball when your that close. Run the damn thing to the end!

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Especially, you don't run a crossing pattern that close to the end zone. But Seattle would have forced run at least one pass play because of poor clock management. So if you're going to pass, use a fade route to the corner of the end zone, at create a one on one matchup. If it's not there, heave the ball out of the end zone.

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Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain faces a four game fine for a third failed drug test under the new substance abuse. The next failed test results in a four game suspension. McClain started the season with concussions in consecutive playoff games and his house burned down in a case that has been ruled arson.

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In the NFL, a franchise tag requires a team to tender a one year contract on figure based on the average of the five highest contracts at a player's position or 120% of a player's prior year salary. The latter provision proved to be prohibitive for Detroit to give Ndamukong Suh the franchise tag.

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MInnesota running back has since been reinstated. His current contract counts $15.4 million against the salary cap this season, including $12.75 million non-guaranteed salary. If the Vikings decide to cut him next week, they would owe him no money and take only a $2.4 million cap hit. Don't be surprised if Peterson is cut.

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