They have two near guarantee wins remaining on the schedule and then a whole bunch of "who knows".OL and Harris were great. Meyers making plays.
Worth mentioning that things could get interesting for real starting next week if the Pats can take care of business:
- Titans and Ravens both at 6-3 facing off
- Raiders at 6-3 host the Chiefs who are off a bye
- Colts at 6-3 host the Packers
- Dolphins go to Denver, which, who knows.
Another sneaky game ball to Burkhead.Sneaky game ball to David Andrews. Those bad snaps by the Ravens were extremely helpful
Yep, you‘re right, the Pats had to snap on 2nd and 2. I still think they did it on purpose.Ravens had already used a timeout before the penalty, the clock was frozen at 2:40 with 1 timeout left and 2nd and 2
No reason to decline, since the clock would next start on the snap no matter what. If you declined they could just jump offside again.So the offsides by Harbaugh was really smart, right?
Otherwise it is two yards to victory for the Pats. If they get the first down on second down the best the Ravens can do is get the ball back with about 30 seconds and if the Patriots get it on third down they take a knee.
That was totally on purpose. I could make a case for declining.
Sounds like they had him playing off-the-ball a lot more, even inside linebacker rather than trying to set the edge. He mentioned he hadn't played that much off-the-ball since HS so some additional practice time to get oriented was probably critical.So it sounds like Wino had a hell of a game. With the emphasis on the running game I’m kind of surprised. To me it makes it all the more confusing why he wasn’t playing weeks 4-7 or whatever it was.
InterestingSounds like they had him playing off-the-ball a lot more, even inside linebacker rather than trying to set the edge. He mentioned he hadn't played that much off-the-ball since HS so some additional practice time to get oriented was probably critical.
I thought exactly the same thing and thought BB should decline.The reason to decline is it is easier to get two yards on two plays than ten in three.
I guess the reason not to do it is that if the team you are playing against is hell bent on taking deliberate penalties they can still get a free time out under the loophole that you can’t start the clock by declining the penalty.I thought exactly the same thing and thought BB should decline.
There was no need to decline the penalty. The Ravens had used their last timeout prior to the penalty. The clock was going to run from 240 down to the 2 minute warning. The Pats might as well take the free 5 yards. In this case, there was no advantage to declining the penalty. Could the college ref that occasionally pops in here please confirm but that is my understanding. I think they changed the rules after the Pats Titans playoff game last year.Could they have declined the offside since it was blown dead and technically unabated to the QB?