The Patriots almost saw their fourth quarter lead disappear entirely when Tom Brady mishandled a snap on a fourth-and-one with 1:50 left in the game, giving the Falcons the ball back.
Logan Mankins joined Michael Felger, Troy Brown, and Mike Flynn on PostGame live to discuss Brady’s troubles in handling some of Ryan Wendell’s snaps this season.
“I don’t know what is going on, but that has to stop,” Mankins said. “That has almost cost us twice now. Those are plays that guys in high school execute, so you would think we could do it. Whatever is going on, it needs to stop and it needs to stop in a hurry.”
The Patriots running attack had a good game behind Mankins and the rest of the offensive line, as they rushed for 132 yards as a team.
“We felt we were a much more physical team than they were, and we knew we could run the ball on them,” Mankins said. “Personally, I think we should have ran the ball even more. But we got just enough points to win tonight, so I’ll take it.”