Found January 21, 2013 on
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The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will watch Super Bowl XLVII as spectators.
The Falcons and the Patriots will do so because they failed to play the second half of their respective conference title games with the same vigor as they played their first.
Both teams were home teams and both teams woke up with broken hearts today that are screaming ‘could have, would have and should have.’
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game needing just 277 yards passing to surpass Brett Favre as the all-time post-season passing yardage leader. Brady set the mark, throwing for 32o yards, but his afternoon was not one of his more memorable performances in his storied career. The Patriots entered the afternoon with the league’s best home winning...
With the Ravens hanging on to an 8 point lead the very first play of the 4th quarter was one of the key plays in the game. At these times in the game is when Tom Brady makes his living being known as one of the most clutch QB’s of all time, but instead on this drive was cut short. The Patriots decide to run the ball with Ridley, who rips off 8 yards, but gets hit helmet-to-helmet...
One of the most controversial plays of Sunday’s AFC Championship game came at the end of the second quarter when Tom Brady scrambled out of the pocket and slid cleats high into Ravens safety Ed Reed. Not only did the slide look to be a dirty, unsportsmanlike play by Brady, it was resulted in a case of terrible time management that might have cost the Pats seven points at the end...
Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline, removed his helmet and sat on the bench.
A fourth-quarter comeback chance was gone. The end of his season was less than seven minutes away.
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''For us,'' New England...
Yesterday, Bernard Pollard implied that Tom Brady should be fined for kicking Ed Reed in the umm groin area on a slide. Today, it appears as if the NFL is looking into it.
JUST IN - Tom Brady is being reviewed by league officials for his slide/kick in AFC Championship (via @edwerderespn)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 22, 2013
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