The entire first half, Brady didn’t throw a ball more than 20 yards in the air, but it didn’t matter. Their 14-play, 96-yard drive to cap the first half was a thing of beauty.
Purists might miss the days of three yards and a cloud of dust, but the Patriots have reinvented it as seven yards and a blur of action.
But when he did throw deep, it was a disaster. He threw a pick on a deep pass to Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter, and when he needed to make the big downfield strike he couldn’t.
That's a far cry from the year he broke Peyton Manning's TD record.
"[Belichick is] sure to catch plenty more heat for...[allowing the Giants to score,] what some will argue is an affront to sportsmanship."
Wow, seriously? F*** those people. That play showcased everything I love about football, and everything that makes it better than all the other sports. No other has anywhere near the depth of strategy and opportunity for ingenuity.
I hate Bill Belichick just for the fact that he's my team's rival, and I don't approve of his 'misinterpreting the rules,' but damn I wish more coaching was like his.
I never have and never will taunt the Pats with "4th and 2." I respect the hell out of that.
He never broke Manning's TD record! Not if you add in Sorgi's TD's from when Peyton was sitting on the sideline during the 4th qtr because the game was in hand. Can you imagine how many TD's Manning COULD have thrown if they tried to run up the score the way the Pats did that year?
They must have missed the first play of the game for the Pats...you know the deep throw that resulted in a safety