Debatable decision costs Patriots

They have been strong closers in the past

Updated: November 16, 2009, 6:59 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- It will be the fourth-down call talked about across New England, a questionable decision by Patriots coach Bill Belichick that resulted in one of the team's most heartbreaking defeats in recent memory.

Holding a 34-28 lead with 2:08 remaining, why go for it on fourth-and-2 from their 28-yard line?

Perhaps if the Patriots picked up the first down, Belichick would have been hailed for his boldness, but when running back Kevin Faulk was marked short of the 30-yard ...

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