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    I'm just curious what everyone thinks. Was gonna try a poll but in a game like this there were so many choices.

    My choice, after thinking about it - the offensive pass interference late in the 1st half on the Pats. They were up 21-3 and just got a 1st down on about the 15. The defense was reeling. It was looking like you'd be down 28-3 and IMO if that had happened, it would have been over. Instead they got nothing on that drive.
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    Either the 2 Point Conversion or the pass to Fletcher.

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    There are so many.

    I think the penalties were big, both the pass interference, and the 12 men in the huddle call.

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    The FG to end the half. We figured out then how to move the ball on the Pats' defense and just kept chipping away at it from there.

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    I think that the Wayne reception where he had it knocked loose and had the focus to regain the control, if he looses it... game over

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    The very last interception.

    If Brady has 1 second and the ball and needs 8 or fewer points, the game is not over.

    Ultimately, the final interception was the only play that truely mattered, and I find it extremely poetic that in the end it was the defense that sealed the deal.

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    OOOps, only after I hit send did I realize that I was logged in as my dad (I'm visiting his house in Dallas).

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    I think that the Wayne reception where he had it knocked loose and had the focus to regain the control, if he looses it... game over
    I agree.

    That ball almost hung in the air and it was like a coin flip if he'd get it back or not. Lose that and the game is over.

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    I agree.

    That ball almost hung in the air and it was like a coin flip if he'd get it back or not. Lose that and the game is over.
    Actually, according to the announcers it would have not been over. There was a roughing the passer on that play that would have automaticlally given them the first down anyway.
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    I think that the Wayne reception where he had it knocked loose and had the focus to regain the control, if he looses it... game over
    Well, their was a roughing the passer penalty on Peyton during that play. So it still wouldn't have been over.
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    Bob Sanders nearly intercepting the ball and at least guaranteeing Brady's 3rd down pass would fall harmlessly to the turf and thus not only did it get us the ball back (forcing the Pats to punt) but stopped the clock (and preserved some time for us).

    A Bob Sanders INT would've worked even better tho

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    Every positive play we did tonight was crucial...but I think the most crucial thing to happen to us was when the Pats had 12 men in the huddle. If they don't get that penalty then they get the 1st.

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    Default Re: What do you Think was the Key Play in Tonight's Game?

    The wide open TD pass that Reche Caldwell dropped in the 4th.


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    The wide open TD pass that Reche Caldwell dropped in the 4th.


    Didn't the Patriots score on that series a few seconds later anyway?

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    Didn't the Patriots score on that series a few seconds later anyway?

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    No, they ended up with a field goal on that possession I believe..but I could be mistaken.

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    No, they ended up with a field goal on that possession I believe..but I could be mistaken.
    No - you scored on that one. The end zone catch Dungy challenged.

    On the next series (maybe the 2nd after) he was uncovered on the right sideline and dropped it and you got a FG there.

    He's probably the #1 candidate for goat horns from Pats fans but the game was so good with so many positives that I hope he doesn't get drilled too bad for it.
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    Yeah they got a FG when he dropped the ball when he was wide open because nobody was up there to stop him, Colts executed poorly, and luckily the Pats did as well.

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    When Peyton prayed to God. That was the most important play.

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    Many:

    The pass interference on Troy Brown,

    the dropped Caldwell pass when he was open unguarded on the sideline (it was 28-28 and they did settle for a FG to go up 31-28)

    the personal foul for roughing Manning

    the ability for Vinatieri to make kicks even though snaps were bobbled and the timing was just a little off on the hold (though props to the holder for keeping composure)

    more than one play in which Dallas Clark got open up the middle (Pats might have been able to use Rodney Harrison in containing that part of the field)

    what a game-- so many big plays

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    The key plays were the two right before the last interception. Maybe I'm just reading too much into it but I think the Colts purposely laid off on those two completions to fool the Pats into thinking the middle would be wide open. Then on the intercption play, every receiver on the field was covered like a rug. I think the Colts engaged in a little gamesmanship, giving the great Bellychuck a taste of his own medicine. Can you say OUTCOACHED!!!

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    I think it had to be Saturday's fumble recovery for the TD.

    Talk about a total buzz kill if the colts would have turned the ball over in the endzone, or at the very least on the one. To drive 79yards and come out with no points would have crushed any momentum.

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    The key plays were the two right before the last interception. Maybe I'm just reading too much into it but I think the Colts purposely laid off on those two completions to fool the Pats into thinking the middle would be wide open. Then on the intercption play, every receiver on the field was covered like a rug. I think the Colts engaged in a little gamesmanship, giving the great Bellychuck a taste of his own medicine. Can you say OUTCOACHED!!!
    That's actually not a bad theory. My dad kept saying "Pressure Brady and give them anything but the long ball."
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    Actually, according to the announcers it would have not been over. There was a roughing the passer on that play that would have automaticlally given them the first down anyway.
    At the game we didn't know that, so everyone completely freaked out. We were all claiming heart attacks and such.


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    Harrison's 2pt catch after going out with the hurt hand.

    Clark's big long catch and run.

    Saturday yep.

    But also many that went the other way...

    Feet out of the back of the endzone maybe.

    Odd fumble squirting out from a pile of Colts.

    Samuel TD INT.

    4th and 6 conversion.


    We were counting up points that probably shouldn't have been and the people around me generally agreed that even when it was bad that it really wasn't that bad, that the Pats had caught a couple of nice breaks and that the defense hadn't really folded over or anything.

    We really did feel that it was winnable when it was 21-3. The guy next to me and I were both saying "FG gets it to 2 TDs, this game's not over yet." There was a ton of faith at the game the entire night, even when it went bad.

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    Yeah Harrisons catch was huge, I had forgotten about that, some guy in my Geography class today said that Harrison stunk and didn't do anything. I was speechless to say the least, eventually I just said, 2 point conversion, your wrong.

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    I don't know about key play, but for me it was when Peyton would play Joe Montana style and look for first downs rather than the big plays down the field. When he simply keeps the chains moving the Colts win instead always trying to make the big pass play.
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