Brady & shotgun tracker, Week 7

October, 24, 2012
The Patriots had quarterback Tom Brady under center for the majority of first-half snaps against the Jets on Sunday, which was likely tied to their desire to get the running game going.

Of 36 first-half snaps, Brady was in the 'gun just 14 times.

The second half was a different story. Of 44 second-half snaps, 28 came out of the 'gun, including the final 19 of the game as the Patriots mounted their game-ending rally.

Continuing to monitor the trend of quarterback Brady and the shotgun snap -- which has been utilized less this season than past years -- let's update the numbers after last Sunday's win over the Jets:

Usage of the shotgun
vs. Jets: 42 of 80 (6 runs, 36 passes)
at Seahawks: 60 of 87 (7 runs, 52 passes, 1 false start)
vs. Broncos:
45 of 94 (7 runs, 37 passes, 1 false start)
at Bills: 30 of 77 (6 runs, 24 passes)
at Ravens: 41 of 82 (6 runs, 34 passes, 1 fumbled snap)
vs. Cardinals: 47 of 82 (9 runs, 38 passes)
at Titans: 13 of 67 (0 runs, 13 passes)

On the season, when including penalties, the Patriots have been in the shotgun 48.8 percent of the time (278 of 569).

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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