Flynn: Used the run to set up the passing game

Flynn: Used the run to set up the passing game
September 30, 2013, 1:45 am
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Kenbrell Thompkins led the Patriots in receiving on the night with six receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown.

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The Patriots offense looks to be turning a corner in their 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons in week four.

The Pats had 448 yards of total offense against the Falcons, with many players contributing to the offensive production.

Michael Felger, Troy Brown, and Mike Flynn discussed the offense’s output and how some players have stepped up in the absence of others.

“Kenbrell [Thompkins] came to play tonight,” Brown said. “Again, ups-and-downs, which you will see from typical rookies anyways. This is the way they play. They have some ups-and-downs throughout the course of the year.  They drop a few, run a few wrong patterns, but he keeps on bouncing back. This whole group keeps on bouncing back. They are only going to get better and better.”

The Patriots were able to run the ball effectively early in the game, helping to set up the passing game.

“Now they used the running game to set up your passing game,” Flynn said. “The play-action game was great. Sometimes two-man patterns and guys are wide open. [Julian] Edelman gets opportunities with those linebackers sucked up to work across the middle.”