As soon as the 32-yard field goal by Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff sailed wide left, Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s mind turned to his late wife, Myra. How could it not?
The Patriots 23-20 win over the Ravens sent them to Super Bowl XLVI, and with the way the kick swung wild left, it wasn’t a stretch to wonder if, well, Myra maybe took a breath. Or, if you’re not into spiritually, perhaps you simply thought it was fate.
Robert Kraft, emotional in the locker room, pointed to his MHK pin on his chest when I asked him about it.
“(There were) forces at work that’s beyond anything we can understand,” Kraft said. “I’m just pretty happy and proud we’re going to the big game. The support our fans have given us this year and given me personally and our whole family has been terrific. So let’s hope we do some business in two weeks.”
What kind of forced? Well, he was even clearer in his belief: “Someone was smiling. We had an angel.”