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So did we. So Scouts Inc. watched the film and diagramed just how these and a few other signature plays we're bound to see in the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday work.
Chargers: Cross In
San Diego Defense: Double X
While this is the Chargers' nickel defense, it's one they'll be forced to use often against the Patriots' multi-receiver sets. It's a simple defensive concept, but very effective.
Chargers: Double X
New England Offense: Cross Up
New England QB Tom Brady is one of the best in the game at finding the right receiver. On this play, he has five options and is bound to find one of his talented receivers open.
Patriots: Cross Up
New England Defense: Storm Brave One
With a dominating nose tackle in Vince Wilfork, the Patriots are free to play games with opposing offensive lines knowing Wilfork can create space for the rest of the defense.
Patriots: Storm Brave One
Giants: Halfback Off-Tackle
NY Giants Defense: Hog Buc 3
The Giants have one of the best defensive lines in the game, but that doesn't mean they don't blitz. This is just another way for the Giants to create pressure on the QB and help out their secondary.
Green Bay Offense: Play-Action Slot Crosses
The Packers are great at turning quick passes into big plays. This play gives QB Brett Favre a variety of options and allows him to find the receiver who has the space to turn a short pass into a big gain.
Packers: Play-Action Slant Crosses
Green Bay Defense: LOLB Blitz
Green Bay is not a very exotic team and relies on its defensive line to create the pressure rather than using a bunch of blitzes. But every now and then the Packers will blitz and it usually has good results.
Packers: LOLB Blitz
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