With just under eight minutes remaining in the third quarter of the Falcons-Patriots game, the fog at Gillette Stadium had grown so thick that NBC had to scrap its traditional broadcast angles and go to its SkyCam angle exclusively.
And you know what? It was so much better than what we were used to seeing on NFL broadcasts. The traditional angle is somehow both too close to see all the action (we have no idea what coverage the defense is in or what routes the receivers are running) and too far away to really get a feel for the battle in the trenches.
The SkyCam solves both issues: Not only do we get a real feel for the pocket, but we also get a better look at the defense and receivers running their routes.
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