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How the Patriots stopped Tony Gonzalez

Prolific Falcons tight end contained by double-teams

Updated: September 27, 2009, 6:54 PM ET
By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH -- A big storyline entering today's game was how the Patriots would defend Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was limited to one catch for 16 yards, and here is a look at how the Patriots did it:

Gonzalez said he faced bracket coverage, explaining that wherever he ran there always seemed to be two defenders around him.

He said it was Patriots safety Brandon McGowan who was the primary defender to engage him when he released from the line of scrimmage. Gonzalez ...

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