Of all the plays that have defined the New England Patriots in this decade, one, to me, stands out above all the rest. It took place on November 30th, 2003 against the Colts at the old RCA Dome. If you look at the box score from that game, especially Peyton Manning's stat line, you'd hardly think it was the shining moment of a defense that ultimately brought home three championships: Manning, Peyton: 29-of-48, 278 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT Manning hit four different receivers for touchdowns and had Edgerrin James behind him, with James finishing with 88 yards on 25 carries for no scores. The Patriots ended up winning 38-34 on three straight goal line stands by their defense. If Edgerrin James had finished with 90 yards, the Colts would've won. But on fourth down, Willie McGinest blistered around ...
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