Jim Schwartz

Preston: The Patriots attack, and then they attack some more

Preston: The Patriots attack, and then they attack some more

One of the major differences between New England and most of the other teams in the NFL is that the Patriots are relentless attackers and have no fear of the outcome.

In theory, the Ravens like this approach. But they don’t have the quarterback or the coaching expertise to pull it off, which is why the Patriots are defending Super Bowl champions and the Ravens have missed the playoffs three straight years.

On offense, the Patriots will attack from anywhere on the field whether they have possession on their own or the opponents’ 1-yard line. They gamble when the offense becomes stagnant as it did Sunday, when they ran trick plays in two straight series.

They don’t...

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