Belichick sees problems in opening 38-24 win
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The most productive offensive game in the New England Patriots' 52-year history drew the same old analysis from coach Bill Belichick.
Some good, some bad.
Belichick found some room for improvement after Tom Brady threw for a career-best 517 yards and the offense piled up a franchise-record 622 in Monday night's 38-24 season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins.
"We had the ball on the 1-yard line ready to score a touchdown and we end up getting knocked out of field goal range and couldn't get a field goal before the half," Belichick said Tuesday.
He didn't like the ending of the game either.
"We really weren't able to close out the game at the end of the game with a couple of first downs that we could have made," he said. "The good thing was, offensively, whenever Miami scored or started to change the momentum of the game a little bit, our offense was able to come back and drive the ball and score points and change that momentum around, so that was great."