Redemption for Watson

Much-maligned tight end has his moment in the sun

Updated: September 15, 2009, 8:29 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the Patriots needed a clutch reception to cap off their dramatic comeback Monday night, they turned to one of their most maligned players -- Ben Watson, who responded with what might have been the finest moment of his NFL career.

His responsibilities were straightforward. Lined up to the right side of the formation, he was to run a post pattern down the middle, read the coverage, and hopefully find an opening. At the very least, he could occupy the safety and create ...

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