Monday, February 2, 2015

Belichick: Game wore on Seahawks' pass rush

The Seattle Seahawks got a few hits on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady early Sunday night, but Brady's quick release and offensive adjustments eventually wore down Seattle's pass rush.

Brady led the Patriots on a pair of long scoring drives in the fourth quarter to rally from a 10-point deficit, and the rest is history.

"I've been in a few of these games and we've been on the other side of it," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday, via ESPN Boston. "It's just hard to rush the passer for four quarters in a game like this. You just expend so much energy. Our offensive line did a great job, but I think as the game wore on, that probably helped neutralize the pass rush a little bit."

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett led the rush for Seattle, hitting Brady five times, according to ProFootballFocus. He was a nuisance, but the Patriots worked around it just fine in the end.

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