The game was
supposed to be a matchup of the two best quarterbacks, but it turned out to be
about the singular best coach in the game.
was a bit boring with the Patriots winning 31-17 at Foxborough Sunday night
although it did feature a total dismantling of Packers’ head coach Mike
to expect McCarthy to outmatch Bill Belichick as other than Tom Coughlin in two
Super Bowls and Doug Pedersen in last year’s Super Bowl no other coaches have
flat out outcoached Belichick.
for Aaron Rodger that he was working in a bland conservative offense of McCarthy’s
design Tom Brady was without tight end Rob Gronkowski and leading rusher Sony
Michel was running and offense that was in overdrive from the opening kick
taking their first possession right down the field for a quick touchdown.
game the Patriots ran a flea flicker for a big gain and wide receiver screen
pass that broke the game open early in the fourth quarter after the Packers fumbled
while driving for a go ahead score.
back James White left the game with a back injury and the Pats running game didn’t
miss a beat with wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson filling in with a solid
performance. Meanwhile, as the Packers’ injuries mounted their chances of
winning the game deteriorated.
The Packers have become a team that relies too much on Aaron Rodgers to pull out miracle wins while Bill Belichick and his offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels scheme their receivers open.
how good Brady and Rodgers may be if Belichick is involved he will always overshadow
any matchup between the two future Hall of Famers.