Originally Posted by Al Wilson
A part of that is because they weren't ready for the style that the patriots played, the fast paced no huddle. It was a surprise. They played better the second half after some adjustments, but that Manning fumble killed us. I don't think we're a bad run stopping defense, it's just this was sort of a surprise or more of a shock the way the Patriots were running the offense.
I agree to a point. While I think the Defense has been a weak point, I think this hurry up run game the Pats used is similar to the Wildcat Offense. When Miami first used it against New England it looked like it was unstoppable and genius, now it's mainly useless... Teams will come up with an answer to the Patriots hurry up run offense given time to study it. If we play them again in the Playoffs and its the same result, then its a different story...