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Tom Brady caught the Bills with 15 men on the field, which is impressively illegal

The league frowns on this.

The Bills are caught with 15 players on the field against the New England Patriots

Few quarterbacks in the league are as good as Tom Brady when it comes to catching opposing defenses unprepared. Still, he probably set a new personal record Sunday when he caught the Buffalo Bills with not 12, but FIFTEEN men on the field prior to a third-and-1 play in New England.

The Bills are caught with 15 players on the field against the New England Patriots

Officials technically ruled the penalty on the field as “12 men on the field,” probably because “15 men on the field” is a call NFL executives hadn’t entirely planned for. Curiously enough, Bill Belichick declined the five-yard penalty in order to accept the four-yard gain produced by Tom Brady’s quarterback sneak. That makes Brady the league’s most efficient runner against overstacked, 15-person defensive sets this fall.