A Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New York Giants would cap a magical season for the New England Patriots.
And it still wouldn't patch the hole in Robert Kraft's heart.
The franchise dedicated its 2011 campaign to the memory of Myra Kraft, the woman that her still-grieving husband affectionately refers to as his "sweetheart" before choking up.
Such breakdowns happen frequently every day. This time, Kraft became emotional just 21 seconds into a Thursday interview at the Patriots' team hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The response was triggered by copies of New England's weekly fan publication strewn across coffee tables outside makeshift Super Bowl offices.
On the cover is a touching photo of Kraft looking upward and pointing to the sky after last month's AFC Championship Game win over Baltimore.
The headline underneath: Myra-culous.
Myra was Robert Kraft's miracle. The two were married for 48 years before her death last July from cancer at age 68.
Part of Kraft died, too.