That trap that the Pats set for the near interception in the end zone by McCourty was some of the more impressive Belichick magic I have seen. My brother and I both were calling "touchdown Waller" at the snap when we saw him singled up with no safety help. Having McCourty lie in wait in the traffic in the middle of the field while the corner played outside leverage was really neat, though frustrating from my perspective.Kudos to the defensive scheme for completely eliminating Waller,
Those were three key plays, not so much for their impact on today, but for what they might portend for the future. We’ve talked a lot about how Michel’s presence on the field has been such a tell for a running play; these three plays might open up the playbook when he’s on the field.Sony also had 2 catches on 2 targets and there was a blitz pickup too that would've gotten to Cam had he not stuck his nose in.