Found October 18, 2013 on Football Nation:
Drew Bledsoe could have tied that game, damn it.After a pass interference penalty drove his Cowboys to the Eagles' six-yard line, down 31-24 with under a minute to go, Bledsoe was less than a stone's throw away from potentially forcing overtime. This was in spite of the fact that the aging quarterback had taken more hits than a puff-puff-pass circle.By the time darkness fell over Philadelphia, on the evening of October 8, 2006, the man drafted No. 1 overall by the New England Patriots in 1993 had been sacked seven times. The likes of Darwin Walker and a young Trent Cole had shell-shocked the 34-year-old relic. Lito Sheppard and Brian Dawkins piled on with an interception each.None of that was relevant in this moment. Eighteen feet away from Bledsoe stood redemption. On a day where maligned villain Terrell Owens returned to Philly after an acrimonious exit, he still had the chance to silence the vociferous Iggle-fan faithful.With 35 seconds remaining, Bledsoe threw incomplete...
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