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Pats Insanity: Championship weekend is right here!

Vote on the best game of the Belichick/Brady Era.

It is finally here — the moment we’ve been waiting for: we get to decide the best New England Patriots game of the Bill Belichick/TomBrady era! It’s my belief that the two best games of the era are facing off. I’m sure that there are people who might think that Super Bowl 49 deserves a spot here, but the fans have spoken, and the final matchup is Super Bowl 51 vs Super Bowl 36! Let’s get into it:

Super Bowl 51 (#1)


This game has more “play of the game” plays than any other I’ve ever seen. Of course you know the story by now: the Patriots go down 28-3 against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter, and then score 31 unanswered points to win the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. In between all that, there were about 472 huge plays that the Patriots absolutely had to make in order to win their fifth Super Bowl.

The most impressive play of the game might have been made by the Falcons’ Julio Jones, however, who had a crazy sideline catch that looked to put Atlanta in position to put the Patriots away. A combination of great defensive plays and questionable play calls pushed the Falcons out of field goal range, however, and then Tom Brady went on his very own Joe Montana Drive: 91 yards to tie the game, including a ridiculous third down pass that Brady threw under heavy pressure in his own end zone.

Super Bowl 51 the greatest comeback in NFL history, and gave Brady his fifth Super Bowl win, breaking his tie with childhood hero Montana. It’s a game that will never be forgotten by Patriots fans, and it might eventually turn March 28th into a Massachusetts holiday.

Super Bowl 36 (#1)


The game that started the legend of Tom Brady. Yes, the Patriots had already won two playoff games at that point, but they were 14 point underdogs in this game: they were playing the red hot Los Angeles Rams, and no one gave them a chance to win.

It was the defense that got the scoring started for the Patriots, with Ty Law picking Kurt Warner off and bringing the ball all the way back for a touchdown. In fact, it was almost a blowout when Kurt Warner fumbled on fourth down at the New England 3-yard line, Tebucky Jones picked up the ball, and went 97 yards for the score. That score would’ve given the Patriots a 24-3 lead in the fourth quarter, but a holding call on Willie McGinest brought the play back, and the Rams would score two plays later.

After Ricky Proehl tied the game up with a touchdown (he also tied Super Bowl 38 late for the Carolina Panthers two years later, good trivia knowledge), the Patriots got the ball with 1:21 left on the clock. John Madden gets criticized by some Patriots fans for sharing that they should kill the clock and play for overtime, and rightfully so since the Rams offense was clicking, but the Patriots were starting at their 17-yard line with a young QB.

Of course, Brady led them down into field goal range, thanks, in part, to a fantastic individual effort by J.R. Redmond. Adam Vinatieri then sent the Patriots home as World Champions. I still get chills when I hear Gil Santos’ call of that kick. Super Bowl 51 may have had a ton of plays in the game, but 36 was the culmination of so many of those plays that happened the last eight weeks of the 2001 season.

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Thanks for playing along these last few weeks, I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. If nothing else, this was a great reminder of how lucky we are to be fans of the greatest franchise in the history of sports!

The “6x Champions” design is based on a shirt by our friends at Breaking T. Make sure to head over to get it and more Patriots gear — including the “Yo Soy Fiesta Forever” shirt honoring tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Pats Madness: Championship Round

The Pats Madness Championship Round is upon us! Go to PatsPulpit.com, click on Pat Lane’s Pats Madness article, and vote!

Posted by Pats Pulpit: For New England Patriots News on Friday, March 29, 2019

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Vote on the perfect sport of the Belichick/Brady Period.

It’s lastly right here — the second we’ve been ready for: we get to resolve the perfect New England Patriots sport of the Invoice Belichick/TomBrady period! It’s my perception that the 2 finest video games of the period are dealing with off. I’m certain that there are individuals who may suppose that Super Bowl 49 deserves a spot right here, however the followers have spoken, and the ultimate matchup is Tremendous Bowl 51 vs Tremendous Bowl 36! Let’s get into it:

Tremendous Bowl 51 (#1)

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This sport has extra “play of the sport” performs than some other I’ve ever seen. In fact you realize the story by now: the Patriots go down 28-Three towards the Atlanta Falcons within the third quarter, after which rating 31 unanswered factors to win the primary extra time sport in Tremendous Bowl historical past. In between all that, there have been about 472 large performs that the Patriots completely needed to make with a purpose to win their fifth Tremendous Bowl.

Essentially the most spectacular play of the sport might need been made by the Falcons’ Julio Jones, nonetheless, who had a loopy sideline catch that seemed to place Atlanta in place to place the Patriots away. A mixture of nice defensive performs and questionable play calls pushed the Falcons out of area objective vary, nonetheless, after which Tom Brady went on his very personal Joe Montana Drive: 91 yards to tie the sport, together with a ridiculous third down go that Brady threw beneath heavy stress in his personal finish zone.

Tremendous Bowl 51 the best comeback in NFL historical past, and gave Brady his fifth Tremendous Bowl win, breaking his tie with childhood hero Montana. It’s a sport that can by no means be forgotten by Patriots followers, and it’d finally flip March 28th right into a Massachusetts vacation.

Tremendous Bowl 36 (#1)

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The sport that began the legend of Tom Brady. Sure, the Patriots had already received two playoff video games at that time, however they have been 14 level underdogs on this sport: they have been taking part in the pink sizzling Los Angeles Rams, and nobody gave them an opportunity to win.

It was the protection that obtained the scoring began for the Patriots, with Ty Law choosing Kurt Warner off and bringing the ball all the best way again for a landing. In actual fact, it was virtually a blowout when Kurt Warner fumbled on fourth down on the New England 3-yard line, Tebucky Jones picked up the ball, and went 97 yards for the rating. That rating would’ve given the Patriots a 24-Three lead within the fourth quarter, however a holding name on Willie McGinest introduced the play again, and the Rams would rating two performs later.

After Ricky Proehl tied the sport up with a landing (he additionally tied Tremendous Bowl 38 late for the Carolina Panthers two years later, good trivia information), the Patriots obtained the ball with 1:21 left on the clock. John Madden will get criticized by some Patriots followers for sharing that they need to kill the clock and play for extra time, and rightfully so for the reason that Rams offense was clicking, however the Patriots have been beginning at their 17-yard line with a younger QB.

In fact, Brady led them down into area objective vary, thanks, partly, to a implausible particular person effort by J.R. Redmond. Adam Vinatieri then despatched the Patriots dwelling as World Champions. I nonetheless get chills once I hear Gil Santos’ name of that kick. Tremendous Bowl 51 might have had a ton of performs within the sport, however 36 was the end result of so lots of these performs that occurred the final eight weeks of the 2001 season.

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Thanks for taking part in alongside these previous couple of weeks, I hope you’ve had as a lot enjoyable as I’ve. If nothing else, this was an important reminder of how fortunate we’re to be followers of the best franchise within the historical past of sports activities!

The “6x Champions” design is predicated on a shirt by our friends at Breaking T. Be sure that to go over to get it and extra Patriots gear — together with the “Yo Soy Fiesta Forever” shirt honoring tight finish Rob Gronkowski.

Pats Madness: Championship Round

The Pats Insanity Championship Spherical is upon us! Go to PatsPulpit.com, click on on Pat Lane’s Pats Insanity article, and vote!

Posted by Pats Pulpit: For New England Patriots News on Friday, March 29, 2019

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