Not joking, special teams were huge for the patriots.
by Wooderson (2019-02-05 20:32:41)

In reply to: Special Teams is where I'd start. *  posted by Barney68

Their punter was putting the ball inside the 20 every time, and the gunners (especially Slater) hauled ass down the field to down the ball inside the 5 multiple times.

The rams had 90 Yards to go many times, and that speaks volumes to Belichek’s ball control offense.

It seriously felt like a rugby game at points, kicking for field position. Kudos to the Patriots for being proficient in all three phases, and being able to rely on D/ST when the Offense was sputtering.