Originally Posted by Playoffs
I've heard some Xs & Os guys talking about the key on defense is to stop the Patriots running game. Seems counter intuitive, but supposedly that's what won it in the past?
I think it's over-simplistic.
I don't see a key; you just have to outplay them overall in all phases - by just a hair - which is a tough task.
Unless you can completely shut their running game down (negative yardage on most first down runs) - another tough task.