Tom Brady glad Tyreek Hill scored quickly

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The Patriots saw their 15-point halftime lead disappear over the course of the second half and the last remnants of it evaporated when Tyreek Hill took a Patrick Mahomes pass 75 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes to play in Sunday night’s game.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s reaction to that play might not have been what you’d imagine. When Hill busted loose, Brady said that he was happy that the Chiefs weren’t going to use up a lot of clock before getting into the end zone.

“Yeah, you know, we had confidence,” Brady said in his postgame press conference. “I think, I’m glad when he was running – Tyreek was running to score – I said, ‘Good, score quick.’ Because then we had enough time. They had one timeout left, and it gave us a little time to go down and kick the field goal. So, I don’t know if we punted tonight. Did we punt? So, no punts. You know, I still think we missed some opportunities out there, but made some situational plays when we needed it, the short-yardages – you know, we really lost the game last year on some short yardages, and I thought we were pretty good in it tonight. So, that was a real positive.”

In addition to not punting, the Patriots didn’t have a penalty on a night where a fourth down stop and a fumble were the only things that kept them from putting points on the board. The Chiefs had two interceptions and a punt, which adds up to just enough difference to make them losers for the first time in 2018.

22 responses to “Tom Brady glad Tyreek Hill scored quickly

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    Referee John Hussey’s crew should be commended for letting two quality teams play last night. Their relaxed officiating only served to enhance the frenzied action on the field.
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  2. Should’ve let Gronk score at the end. Left yourself some time to try to make something happen. But that’s a tough decision to make in the heat of the moment.

  3. Neither the Patriots nor the Chiefs have championship-caliber defenses. My prediction is no Super Bowl win thus year for either of these teams.

  4. savethebs says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:51 am
    Should’ve let Gronk score at the end. Left yourself some time to try to make something happen. But that’s a tough decision to make in the heat of the moment.
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    Eh… that would have made it a 1 TD difference with less than a minute left. I know both teams were scoring at will but it wouldn’t have been as easy as it sounds when you HAVE to score a TD.

    If a Gronk TD put the Patriots up 43-40 then they might have let him walk in that since they’d only need a FG to tie instead of a TD.

  5. I’ll say it. If the Patriots had Michel last season last year’s week 1 game would have looked a lot different than it did. 🙂

    Loved watching him do the Bell like hesitation before picking the hole and going.

  6. terripet says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:48 am
    Both defenses are terrible. Patriots secondary old n slow

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    In fairness to them, there’s not a single secondary in the NFL that doesn’t look slow when Tyreek Hill is shredding through it.

  7. Correction – the Cheaters did not have a CALLED penalty – they were holding like it was tomorrow on the offensive line against the defense, but oddly there was no yellow flag activity against a team that was indeed committing numerous rules violations.

  8. guypatsfan says:
    October 15, 2018 at 8:25 am
    Neither the Patriots nor the Chiefs have championship-caliber defenses. My prediction is no Super Bowl win thus year for either of these teams.

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    The Patriots defense was worse last year and they almost won it all.

  9. Eh… that would have made it a 1 TD difference with less than a minute left. I know both teams were scoring at will but it wouldn’t have been as easy as it sounds when you HAVE to score a TD.

    If a Gronk TD put the Patriots up 43-40 then they might have let him walk in that since they’d only need a FG to tie instead of a TD.

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    Or at the very least use your last timeout immediately after the play is over to force the patriots to either do another play or set up a field goal so you have time to get the ball back.

  10. Once again, the Patriots cheat their way to a win with a lot of help from the refs who were afraid to call anything against the Patriots last night.

  11. Pats D was outstanding minus the two coverage breakdowns.

    They set the blueprint. Chung took out Kelce as predicted, Hill did almost nothing minus that broken play for the TD and Hunt was also kept in check.

    Outside of the free 14 points of their own wrongdoing, the other 14 was obviously not the Ds fault with the awful Brady fumble after 10 seconds to throw and that bad STS breakdown down to the 2.

  12. Apparently some fans don’t understand how having so much extreme speed can stretch a defense. Combined with a strong arm that can get balls into lanes that are sort of un-defend able.

    That combination is really hard to defend. Even under the pre 2005 rule changes. KC is similar to the 2000 Rams. They stretch you with speed horizontally and vertically. Room for error is virtually zero when they get rolling.

  13. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    October 15, 2018 at 10:09 am
    Once again, the Patriots cheat their way to a win with a lot of help from the refs who were afraid to call anything against the Patriots last night.

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    Take off the homer glasses – there were plenty of non-calls on both teams. Whining solves nothing.

  14. wib22 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 9:54 am
    Or at the very least use your last timeout immediately after the [last Gronk] play is over to force the patriots to either do another play or set up a field goal so you have time to get the ball back.
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    Chiefs DID use their last TO after that play! The problem is Pats had 4 fresh downs and only 17 seconds left on the clock anyway. The simple fact is, yes Pats got lucky that Tyreek scored quick, but ultimately they’ve always been one of the best ever at clock management and they made sure to chew off all of those last 3 minutes after Tyreek’s score and not give Chiefs a single second.

  15. Slater was held and then blocked in the back as he was about to make the play on Smith’s long kickoff return.

  16. 6ball says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:50 am
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    Referee John Hussey’s crew should be commended for letting two quality teams play last night. Their relaxed officiating only served to enhance the frenzied action on the field.
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    Yep……Patriots with 0 Penalties….yep that is some fair officiating.

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