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I disagree. He wasn't under pressure every pass play, but he did have pressure and was sacked at least once. He also had, I believe, at least 3 nice passes downfield.He wasn't under pressure in the 1st half, he just wasn't pushing the ball. Either by design or mindset, he was just throwing short.
Just rewatched the 1st half:
Mills had 14 pass attempts in the 1st half.
In the 1st Q he had 3 attempts, with one under pressure for a 9 yd completion. One was a screen pass for a completion. One he had no pressure for a 9 yd completion.
In the 2nd Q he had 11 attempts.
#4 was at the 4 yd line; he was standing in the end zone. Quick pass for zero yds.
#5 was a screen pass for a 9 yd completion.
#6 was an incompletion. There was no DL pressure but a CB blitzer was coming in on his right. He got the ball off in 2 seconds for the incompletion.
#7 the pocket collapsed and under pressure he threw his interception.
#8 there was no pressure. He passed to Collins for 26 yds.
#9 he was under pressure from the blitz. Incomplete.
#10 the pocket collapsed for a sack.
#11 with 23 seconds left. 2 receivers went deep on left. 1 receiver short on right. No pressure at 21 seconds as he looks left. Receivers are covered. Rolls right at 19 seconds and is under pressure. Throws ball away.
#12 with 17 seconds left. No pressure. 19 yd completion to Akins.
#13 with 10 seconds left. Pocket collapses and under pressure tries to throw ball away. Interception nullified by penalty.
#14 with 5 seconds left. 15 yd completion to Collins.