Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/20/13
First let me say that it was a fun ride this season, and at the beginning of the year I did not expect to even be in this game. However, I did expect to win it all when the playoffs began because the Patriots were healthy, so it was still a disappointment. Once again, I'm hearing, "If only Welker caught that pass." This, of course, makes Wes Welker the scapegoat again for many. Having said that, there is no one person or one play you can pin this game on, it is a culmination of plays and persons. The moment I saw the game swing in the Ravens favor is when Aqib Talib went out of the game. It did not mean that the Ravens had the game won, but it meant that the old Patriots defense was back, and that means trouble. Aqib Talib shut down Anquan Boldin when he was in, and Alfonzo Dennard had Torrey Smith's number; thus, the Patriots could focus on the run game. Talib goes down, the "Bend but don't break" defense comes into play leading to Dennis Pitta over the middle every other play an...
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