Early Hook? Bill Belichick Pulls Patriots Starters with Five Minutes to Play

Posted: 1st December 2009 by Genevieve Whitbourne in NFL
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The New Orleans Saints played Tom Brady and the New England Patriots right off the field on Monday Night Football ùliterally. With approximately five minutes to go, and the score 17-38 in favor of New Orleans, Bill Belichick effectively ran up the white flag. Belichick pulled, among others, Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker. It wouldnÆt be a surprise if New England fans stopped watching then, because it seemed that the Patriots had stopped playing, or at least playing to win. Arguably, victory was no longer an option for New England. They were down by three touchdowns, and putting together three touchdown drives in the closing minutes of a game is almost impossible. Almost. But if any team knows that itÆs not completely impossible, it should be New England. After all, the other unde ...

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