Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/16/12
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Perhaps nothing encapsulated the disappointment and frustration the Patriots felt after Stephen Gostkowski missed a potential winning field goal against the Cardinals than owner Robert Kraft’s reaction.

Kraft stood there on the sidelines with his mouth agape and a blank look on his face, utterly stunned that the Pats were unable to pull out a game that had been given to them.

New England had come back from down 20-9 in the fourth quarter to have an opportunity to tie the game on a two-point conversion. Their attempt failed, leaving them down 20-18. Even after allowing the Cardinals to convert a fourth down with under two minutes left in the game, New England got another shot at victory when Brandon Spikes forced Ryan Williams to fumble on a 3rd and 13 play with 1:01 left.

The Pats recovered and then scored two plays later on a run by Danny Woodhead, but the play was called back because of a holding penalty on Rob Gronkowski. New England eventually set up for a 42-yard field goal that would have given them a 21-20 lead, but Stephen Gostkowski hooked it wide left. They lost 20-18, leaving everyone stunned on their sideline, including Kraft, who had that shocked expression.

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This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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