Smarts and savvy carry Pats' O-line
Whether it's a draw or an inside zone play in the running game, the Patriots' linemen get off the ball well and work their zone combinations well, taking care of the defensive linemen first and then working up to the second level to get to the linebackers as the play develops. Solid combinations make for good movement and allow guys to sustain their blocks for a few seconds. They might give some ground against big, dominating defensive linemen, but are adept at remaining glued to the defender long enough to allow the running back to make a cut.
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