Bill Belichick has simple explanation for final play-call vs. Seahawks
The New England Patriots failed to pull off a comeback against the Seattle Seahawks which ended on a 35-30 outcome in favor of the home team. In the final play of the game, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick went with his quarterback in Cam Newton who attempted to rush the ball on the 1-yard line.
The 2015 NFL MVP was restricted by opposing safety Lano Hill and defensive end L.J. Collier as time expired to seal the game for the Seahawks. Belichick credited the Seahawks for their performance and shared his thoughts regarding the final seconds of the game.
“It was about what you would think it would be. We had one play to score and we tried to go with what we thought was our best play. What else is there to think about,” he said, via MassLive.com.
Cam Newton put up another impressive performance following their victory against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. He compiled a total of 397 passing yards on 30 out of 44 attempts and a touchdown pass for the Patriots. He ran the ball once again and tallied 47 rushing yards on 11 carries along with two rushing touchdowns against a stifling Seahawks defense.
Veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman turned out to be another threat in the game as he tallied 179 receiving yards on 8 receptions while sophomore pass-catcher N’Keal Harry recorded 72 receiving yards on 8 catches.
After almost successfully mounting their comeback, the new-look offense of the team didn’t look anything near awful at all. The Patriots would just need better execution in crunch time as they aim to surprise more opponents in their coming games.
Their three-game road trip continues as they travel to Sin City and face the Las Vegas Raiders on September 27.