Good game, Patriots. I needed to play a flawless game, and instead made a number of blunders.
My game plan was to run 60% on first down and 70% on second down. Instead, I threw 50 times and ran 24 — a recipe for disaster. Especially disappointing considering how effectively I was running the ball.
One of my QB's three interceptions was returned for a touchdown.
I didn't attempt to defend the run, and it hurt me.
I gave up a freak 76-yard TD late in the game that killed me.
I don't like to throw many long passes, but ended up calling the same long pass 10 times, which meant I was hit with overuse penalties in the closing moments.