Nifty Play Design Leads To Special Teams Highlight, Patriots Touchdown

The complementary football sure will please Bill Belichick


Nov 6, 2022

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick and the Patriots will be crediting special teams coach Cam Achord for New England’s first touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots’ special teams unit delivered a massive momentum shift in Sunday’s Week 9 game when cornerback Jonathan Jones blocked an Indianapolis punt and Brandon Schooler recovered the football deep in Colts territory. But it was a nifty play design – Jones motioning in from the outside and going unblocked off the edge – that might have served as the most impressive aspect of the game-changing play.

Check out this video of the play from NFL Network’s Mike Giardi:

The Patriots shared an on-field view of the play that captures Jones’ full-fledged sprint.

Following the blocked punt, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones hit running back Rhamondre Stevenson for a 3-yard touchdown reception to put New England ahead 13-0 with 6:12 left in the first half. Stevenson’s slick, one-handed grab capped a two-play drive.

The complementary football certainly is going to make Belichick and company happy as New England entered the intermission with the same advantage.

Thumbnail photo via Eric Canha/USA TODAY Sports Images
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