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    Week 5: @Tampa

    A short week and the chance to be 2-3 for the first time since 2002. I don't think we'll lose, but at the same time, we have the worst defense in the NFL, so who knows. Maybe we start to turn it around.

    The weather is in the high 70s, humid, with a 15 percent chance of rain.

    The Bucs inactives are C Joe Hawley, T Leonard Wester, DT Seaver Silaga, LBs Lavonte David and Kwan Alexander, and Safety's Keith Tandy and T.J. Ward.

    Wow, they have some key guys out on defense.

    The Pats inactives are OL Ladrarian Waddle and Cole Croston, RB Rex Burkhead, TE Rob Gronkowski, DL Alan Branch, LB Harvi Langi and CB Eric Rowe.

    Go Pats!
    Last edited by Amy; 10-05-2017 at 09:22 PM.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Nantz and Romo on the call.

    First Quarter: Tampa won the toss and deferred.

    Pats Possession One: We start at the 23 after a return. We start well, with Brady going 4 for 4 for 22 yards. Then, on a playaction, he overthrows Hogan and is picked off by Justin Evans.

    Bucs Possession 1: They start at the 38 with 12:57 left. Tampa does not take advantage. Winston finds Mike Evans for 11, then they have three plays and a punt.

    Pats Possession 2: We start at the 20 with 11:28 left. Three and out.

    Bucs Possession 2: They start at the 36 with 10:32 left. Winston finds Evans for 11, then they have three plays and a punt, again.

    Pats Possession 3: We start at the 2 with 8:31 left. Great special teams play for Tampa.

    We put a drive together. It starts off with 2 Gillisee runs to get us to the 7. Brady hits Hogan for 12 on 3rd and 5 (and it was a great catch). He follows it up by finding Cooks for 18.

    Then, we run the ugliest play action I have ever seen and Brady is sacked for a loss of 7 yards by McDonald. After finding Amendola for 13, Brady overthrows White. However, Conte is called for holding and we get the first.

    We hand it to Gillislee and he gets 6. McClain was hurt on the play. It was minor, he missed one play, a 7 yard Gillislee run. Gillisee then ran for 8 more, but it came back on holding on Solder, and we called a timeout after that play.

    Brady finds Danny for 13. However, Glanton was called for holding and we took that call. On the next play, Lewis explodes for a 31 yard gain. That gave us 1st and 10 at the 14.

    Then we waste it. Lewis gets 3, White 2, Brady has a throw away under pressure and we settle for a 27 yard FG.

    3-0 Pats. 1:21 left

    Tampa Possession 3: They start at the 25 after a touchback. Three and out!

    Pats Possession 4: We start at the 23 after a return and a penalty on Bolden with :21 left. Gillisee ends the quarter on a 9 yard run. We will have a 2nd and 2 from the 32 to start the second.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Second Quarter.

    Pats Possession 4 (continued). It goes bad. Gillislee gets nothing on 2nd and 1. Brady gets sacked by McCoy. We punt.

    We were 5 empty backfield and in the gun on 3rd and 1. Why not empty under center and sneak? Why not a run with Lewis, White, or Gillisee? Empty on 3rd and 1 is not the sort of look I like seeing.

    Bucs Possesion 4: They start at the 32 with 13:38 left.

    Both treams had good and bad aspects to this drive. First, the Pats bad D comes back. It starts off with Winston finding a wide open Brate for 20 yards. However, Howard was called for an illegal block in the back downfield. That made it 1st down and 4.

    On the next play, Winston pitches to Ready. He fumbles, the ball bounces back to him and he gets back to the line of scrimmage. On the next play, Winston finds Jackson for 11. The catch was a perfect toe touch catch. It seemed to shake the defense and we were disorganzied for two plays. Martin took advantage with runs of 11 and 17.

    They they went in the take. Winston overthows Humphreys in the end zone. Martin ran for 8, but it came back on holding on Howard. Sims drops a pass on 2nd and 20. On 3rd and 20 Winston overthows Brate. But Wise was called for hands to the face and they get 5 yards and a first down on 3rd and 20!

    There are too many defensive penalities that give auto first downs. Hands to the face, away from the play, between two lineman should not get you out of 3rd and 20. On a guy going out for a pass? Sure. On the line, no. 5 yards, replay 3rd down.

    After that, Martin ran for 9. Winston found Godwin for 8. Martin ran twice more for 11 and the touchdown.

    Tampa 7-3. 8:26 left.

    Josh Robinson, a safety for Tampa is in the concussion protocol.

    Pats Possession 5. We start at the 25.

    We come out throwing. Brady finds White for 18. He goes to Danny, next, for 5. But it comes back on a peelback block against Solder giving us 1st and 25.

    Then he finds White (2), Cooks (18), Danny (10) and White (24). Russell, a defensive lineman for Tampa, was hurt on that play.

    After the injury timeout, Brady finds Danny for 7. Gillislee gets 3 and a first and goal at the 6. After Gillislee gets a yard, Brady finishes the drive with a 5 yard TD pass to Hogan.

    10-7 Pats. 3:42 left.

    Tampa Possession 5. They start at the 25. Three and out! Flowers with a sack on first. Jackson with a 6 yard catch, and then Harmon drops a pick on 3rd.

    Pats Possession 6. Danny returns the punt to the Tampa 43 with 2:13 left. In addtion, Smith called for unsportsmanlike, so we start at the Tampa 28!

    Lewis runs for 4 yards and that gets us to the warning.

    Brady finds White for 4. Tampa calls timeout 1 with 1:49 left.

    Brady finds Danny for 10, to give us first and goal at the 9. Tampa uses timeout 2 with 1:40 left.

    White runs for 1, and they call the last timeout with 1:36 left.

    Brady finds White for 2. We have 3rd and goal at the 7. However, Brady had to tuck and it run. We have 4th and goal from the 5. We call timeout 2 with 43 seconds left.

    The 23 yard FG is good.

    13-7 Pats. :40 left.

    The good news is we scored. The bad news is that it is the second redzone field goal of the night.

    Tampa Possession 6: They start at the 22. Winston finds Simms for 5, twice. Then Wise is called for roughing with 2 seconds on the clock.

    A hail mary fails, but Marsh is called for roughing! Both calls were good calls.

    With no time on the clock, they line up for a 56 yard FG.

    They miss it, but Wise and Marsh had some boneheaded plays to even give them a chance.

    Still, except for one drive, the D has played decently.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Third Quarter.

    Tampa Possession 7. They start at the 25. Three and out!

    Pats Possession 7. We start at the 6 with 13:20 left. Ebner was called for holding on the return.

    We start well. Brady finds Cooks for 17. Then we fake a run for Lewis and an end around to Hogan, and Brads finds Cooks for 34. Lewis runs for 10. Then the wheels come off.

    Hogan is dropped for a loss of 3 on and end around. Cooks is called for a block in the back and we have first and 20. Brady finds Danny for 5, and then misses Hogan at the 15. Illegal contact on Beckwith gives us the first down.

    After a Gillislee 6 yard run, Brady has passes batted down by Evans and McCoy and we settle for a 45 yard field goal.

    We are moving the ball but also are leaving them in the game.

    16-7 Pats, 9:55 left

    Tampa Possesion 8. They start at the 25. Three and out! Or not. On 4th and 2, Bolden jumps and gives them the first down.

    After the penalty gives them new life, they go four and out! Bolden needs to buy Chung a thank you gift.

    Now the offense needs about an 8 or 9 minute touchdown drive, open the lead and put pressure on them.

    Pats Possession 8. We start at the 10 with 6:45 left.

    We start out in the air. Brady finds White (3), Danny (18, but it comes back on OPI on Danny), Danny (14), Cooks (drop), Hogan (15). We go to the ground, but the run is erased by an illegal shift. Brady goes right back to Hogan for 15. Gillisee then gets 6, and McCoy was hurt on the play.

    After the injury timeout, Brady fumbles and Will Clark recovers. Tampa ball.

    Tampa Possession 9. They start at the 47 with 3:11 left. They finish off the quarter.

    Martin runs for 4. Then Winston finds Jackson for no gain, Brate (9) and Martin (8). A Rogers run for no gain ends the quarter and they will start with 3rd and 2.

    We should have finished them in the 3rd, but we made too many mistakes.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Fourth Quarter.

    Tampa Possession 9 (continued). Martin was held to no gain on 3rd and 2. Tampa went for the 49 yard FG and they miss!!!

    Pats Possesion 9. We start at the 39 with 14:14 left! 8 plays and a punt.

    Tampa Possesion 10. They start at the 3 with 10:40 left.

    They start in the air. After a throw away, Winston finds Brate (8), Jackson (41) and Evans (8). After Simms runs for three, Winston finds Rogers on a screen for 13 and then Evans (15).

    They had first and goal at the 9. Brate drops the first down pass. Winston scrambles to the 3. On 3rd and goal, he runs it it, but it comes back on a hands to the face on Smith. After a throw away, they try a 31 yard field goal.

    And miss. Again.

    It's still 16-7. We made our FGs, they have missed thiers. That is the difference in the game.

    Pats Possession 10. We start at the 21 with 5:36 left. Three and out. Tampa uses 2 timeouts on the drive.

    Tampa Possession 11. They start at the 26 with 4:26 left.

    They have a great drive. Winston finds Humphries (15), Simms (7), Humphries (incomplete) and Simms (10).

    After a 4 yard scramble, Winston has a bad snap and throws the ball away. It is ruled incomplete, but we challenge and win. It turns out Wise sacks Winston. It gave them a 3rd and 15.

    Then Winston goes back to the air. He finds Jackson for 29. Brate has a drop and on the next play he makes an 18 yard TD catch.

    16-14 Pats. 2:09 left

    Pats Possession 11. We start at the Tampa 37 after an onsides kick and an offsides on Tampa.

    A run by Gillislee, and a drop by White brings us to the two minute warning. Tampa has no time outs. We'll have 3rd and 8.

    If we convert the 3rd and 8, it's game over. We can go to victory formation.

    After the warning, Brady finds Hogan for 5. We are the 30 and a 4th and 3. We take a timeout with 1:14 left.

    I would have gone for it, and try to just win it.

    We try a 48 yard field goal. We make it.

    19-14 Pats. 1:10 left.

    Tampa Possession 12. They have to get a touchdown. They start at the 25.

    1:10 left. 1st and 10 at the 25. Winston finds Jackson for 24.
    0:46. 1st and 10 at the 49. False start offense.
    0:34. 1st and 15 at the 44. Incomplete
    0:26 2nd and 15 at the 44. Winston to Humphries, 20
    0:19 1st and 10 at the Pats 36. 17 yards
    0:03. 1st and game from the Pats 19.

    The ball is knocked down by Jonathon Jones!

    Game over.

    Wow.

    We kept them in the game, but the defense held this time! Go Pats!!!
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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