Wow, embarrassing collapse by the Falcons in this game. Their defense was clearly gassed by the end of the 3rd quarter, and the Patriots pass rush was just owning the Falcons’ offense most of the second half.
One thing that really stood out, they could’ve drained a lot more clock than they did for a lot of the second half. Don’t know if it would’ve made a difference, at least it would’ve given their defense more of a rest.
How does that even happen? Freeman and Coleman were just destroying the Patriots defense in the first half of the game. How does an NFL coach in the Super Bowl basically abandon the run like that? I’m just gobsmacked at this stat.