My hunch is that Pats actually want Atlanta to throw and be one dimensional. Only way Atlanta wins is a commitment to the run. It’s what Pats believe they can stop without doing anything exotic. Once the run gets rolling, the rest will be unstoppable if they spread things around (what Shanahan is brilliant at). Problem is, Atlanta won’t be patient enough with the run in this game. They want to PROVE they have the best offense ever and they’ll throw it 50 times. So will NE by the way. As much as it pains me to say, Pats win big 30–17.