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Opinion

November 26, 2013

Our view: For sports fans, another remarkable Beantown moment

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It was on to overtime. Ironically, the Patriots’ final victory was precipitated by an error by Wes Welker, the former star Patriot receiver who now plays for the Broncos. As so often happened in sports, and particularly football, in an instant a simple mistake can turn into a monumental game changer.

The game was big news across the nation, and is already being talked about as one of the greatest football games of the modern era. We lucky New Englanders have enjoyed more than our fair share of these kinds of games.

Sports Illustrated columnist Don Banks put it best. “We saw. And most of what we saw, we had never seen anything quite like it before. Even by Brady-Manning standards, it was a show that will be difficult to ever repeat, or top.”

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