Found November 11, 2012 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — Earlier this season, Devin McCourty felt the ire of Patriots nation. Every move he made, every play he was on the field — which was almost all of them — the watchful eye of Patriots fans everywhere was scrutinizing him. That extreme examination hasn’t subsided completely, but each week McCourty has slowly chipped away at the negative perception surrounding him. And on Sunday, he may have finally escaped it for good. As the fourth quarter began, with a 10-point lead in hand, the Patriots turned to their defense to close out a seemingly easy win in front of the home crowd at Gillette Stadium. But where the rest of the defense crumbled, McCourty excelled. McCourty forced a Fred Jackson fumble inside the Patriots two-yard line early in the fourth quarter, helping keep the Bills at arms length in a two-score game. Then on the final drive, he saved the day once more. With a little under 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Bills driving inside the Patriots 1...
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