| PR TD (or incredible return)
Titans go for it and don't get it
I think the Pats thought that option 1 was the least likely of those three.
By setting up in the formation they did, they would go for the block, but it seems that that they were almost hoping that Tennessee would go for the fake so they had a chance to stop it and get the ball in great field positions.
Also, having Edelman where he was sets them up for a better return if there is a shank. It's like an outfielder playing shallow when there is an important runner on third. If it goes over his head at that point, the game is effectively over, but with the benefit that out of the end zone is a touchback.
|seems like it was several...|