Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/6/11

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after Laurence Maroney scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- When Tom Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski on fourth down for the go-ahead score in the final minutes of Sunday's game against the Giants, all was forgiven. The ineffective three quarters of offense that preceded it instantly became a distant memory, as a trademark comeback drive from Brady appeared to have wiped it all away. Several minutes later, though, when Eli Manning hit Jake Ballard for the real game-winning score, Gillette Stadium was in shock. With a huge penalty on Sergio Brown setting up the Giants with first-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the defense was the initial...
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