“And the Patriots Survive”: Bills Blow Late Lead, Pats Prevail

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Bryan Hollister in NFL
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The play pictured here turned the tide. Leodis McKelvin took a Patriots kickoff two yards deep in the end zone. The Bills were ahead 24-16 with just over two minutes remaining. All he had to do was take a knee. Inexplicably, he decided to return the kick, and a few ticks of the clock later, he put the rock on the ground at his own 31 yard line, giving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots a short field and a last-minute shot to win at home. Tom Brady apparently still has a little mojo left; you don't give him a short field on a must-win drive and not expect him to hurt you. You just don't. Like the Tom Brady of 2007, he calmly ripped off three straight completions, eating up over a minute of the remaining two on the clock, and put the Patriots ahead for good, 25-2 ...

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