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Julian Edelman explains double-pass, which swung momentum in Patriots' win over Packers

Ryan Hannable
November 05, 2018 - 1:08 am

FOXBORO -- Midway through the fourth quarter, the Patriots offense needed a spark.

After forcing a key turnover, the Patriots weren't moving the ball much, but needed something to get going with the score knotted at 17.

So, Josh McDaniels reached into his bag of tricks and called a double-pass with Julian Edelman making the throw. Edelman has done it before, as he connected with Danny Amendola in the 2014 divisional round game against the Ravens and also threw an incompletion in Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Fortunately for the Patriots, Edelman connected on his throw Sunday night -- hitting James White for a 37-yard gain to get the Patriots down to the Packers 1-yard line. White would then run it in a few plays later to give the Patriots the lead for good in their 31-17 win.

"It's always nice to throw a pass, just a little mad James didn't get in. I would have had a better stat line," he said with a smile afterwards.

Edelman added: "It was awesome to do and Sweet Feet, making plays left and right. It was good to throw it to him because you knew you were going to get some yards, keep the stat line up.”

The wide out also knew what a big play it was at the time.

“I definitely felt the crowd get fired up after that and it definitely helped us," he said. "We were able to fortunately get it in and it was a real kind of swing right there. It was cool.”

Edelman finished the game with six catches for 71 yards.

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