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An interesting stat, the kind I look for

From ESPN stats and analysis

No defense allowed more touchdowns with at least three wide receivers on the field than the Patriots during the regular season and playoffs combined. Meanwhile, no team has run more plays, completed more passes and thrown more touchdowns with at least three wide receivers on the field than the Giants this postseason.

Why do I look for this kind of intel? It's hard to break those kinds of patterns. If you're getting killed by 3 wide all season, there is a reason. Its probably personnel. But then when you layer on a team that loves 3 WR on a team that struggles, it's a mating that should pay dividends. It's especially good because it forces the Pats to make decisions. Forces them to pull a LB,and with Eli's ability to diagnose the blitz, it eliminates CB blitzing for the most part. But toss in the possibility of Edelman on Cruz, you can max protect, and still get a very favorable matchup.

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