Watch: Why Was Vance McDonald Shut Out?

Vance McDonald didn’t receive a target until there was 1:22 left in the game, a moment where the contest was over and the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to suffer a blowout defeat. The offense stagnated and struggled to find a #2 receiver to compliment JuJu Smith-Schuster.

On paper, McDonald was as good an option as any. But the New England Patriots knew it too. And their plan was to not let either Smith-Schuster or McDonald win the day. In our weekly film room breakdown, we check out what Bill Belichick did to take #89 away. It was a similar gameplan as JuJu. Be physical at the line, shadow, and not give him any breathing room. We cover exactly what they do in this week’s video breakdown.

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