Highlighting shift in offense

October, 18, 2010
When looking at the positional groupings that the Patriots utilized in their 23-20 overtime win over the Ravens, it highlights how the attack is featuring more multiple tight end packages this season:

2 WR/2 TE/1 RB – 47 of 76
3 WR/1 TE/1 RB -- 17 of 76
1 WR/3 TE/1 RB -- 8 of 76
1 WR/2 TE/1 FB/1 RB -- 2 of 76
3 TE/1 FB/1 RB -- 1 of 76
3 WR/2 TE -- 1 of 76

So all told, 59 of the team's 76 snaps came with two or more tight ends on the field as the offense continues to evolve from more of a three-receiver attack to one that has more formation options with multiple tight ends.

For the season, the Patriots have run 219 of their 325 snaps (including penalties) with multiple tight ends on the field. That's a 67.3 percent clip.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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