The Saints defense stopped the Patriots twice in the final minutes. For once, it was the offense that failed them. New England got the ball back with about 80 seconds left, down four points, needing 70 yards to get the go-ahead score. They got it, with five second left in regulation. A touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins, who is a Patriots receiver despite NFL pundits constantly reminding us that the Patriots have none.
So good for the Patriots. Too bad the members of GRIT SAWX NATION abandoned them in their time of need.
Gillette Stadium is half-empty for this final Patriots' drive.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) October 13, 2013