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Old 01-10-2013   #1
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Default How to "slow down" the Pats offense and win this game

It seems all the talk is about how to score points.

I think we win the game by doing what we can do and that is long time consuming scoring drives.

My feeling is the way we win the game is a couple of time eating drives maybe one in each half that end in TDs and maybe even a couple that end in fgs. Then we make the Pats take time off the clock in a couple of drives and either get a TO or force them into FGs.

Our four drives 35min = 20 points
Pats 2 drives 13 min 1 TO and 1 fg = 3 points
Leaves 12 minutes left of actual game time. 20-3

We need to make the Pats work for their points. No big quick drives.
We need to control the ball run clock and score points. When offense is on that is just what they do.

What do you think is the best way to make the Pats run time off the clock while they have the ball.

I know we are obsessed with being agressive in red zone but really we need to play within our capabilities. Schaub can only do what he is capable. If he tries to do something he physically can't do, or forces the ball it will be a repeat of earlier this year or last year against the Ravens.

I remember feeling after last year's Ravens game that if TJ had just played like he did against Cincy the week before we would have won that game. Tj forced the ball and made a lot of mistakes.

I hope MS doesn't make the same mistake this year.

So my question is what is best way to get the Pats to take time off the clock ?
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