Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/4/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
It was 12 years ago that the last NFL dynasty began. It was a cold and snowy night in New England, and Tom Brady appeared to have literally dropped the ball on the Patriots magical season. Charles Woodson had just come from the edge and knocked the ball out of Brady’s grasp after he pulled back a pass attempt and the Raiders recovered the ball with and prepared to run the clock out and then head out to Pittsburgh for the AFC Title Game. But then we all learned about a rule from head referre Walt Coleman following a lengthy instant replay that nobody had ever heard of, except the NFL officials. The Tuck Rule. The Patriots would keep the ball, and force overtime where an Adam Vinatieri field goal would propel the Patriots in the AFC Title Game and eventually to a Super Bowl title. There was a video distributed this week around the NFL stating that the Competition Committee will review the notorious rule, and it was cited that a recent play with Andrew Luck sparked it “This is going to be part of a bigger discussion in the offseason of QB pass/fumbles and the tuck rule with [...]
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