Us fans and the media have been questioning Belichick's decision to go for it on 4th down during the first half, but I noticed another questionable New England play call that I haven't seen discussed yet (unless I missed it). I remember it surprised me while watching the game live, and I noticed it again watching the replay last night. At about the 8:20 mark in the 4th quarter New England had it 3rd and 6. New England ran the ball straight ahead for little or no gain. I know the defense had tightened up considerably during the 4th quarter but Brady was still having success moving the ball against us through the air. My question is: Did Brady see something in our defense that made him think they could pick up the first down by running? Did Belechick call the play to try and catch us off guard? Was it a lack of respect for our offense and just an effort to chew some clock? This one I doubt the most simply because of how much they threw it on other drives. Either way I was shocked / pleasantly surprised that New England chose to run the ball on that down, as I figured their odds throwing would have been much better. But I couldn't shake the feeling that we were getting off easy due to a poor play call. In my opinion, the decision to run on 3rd and 6 was even more head scratching than going for it on 4th and 1 in the red zone, but maybe not talked about as much as it wasn't directly sacraficing points on the board. Any other thoughts?