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Halting the New England steamroller

Formula for hope: Hassle Brady, exploit green Pats' D -- and don't make mistakes

Originally Published: December 17, 2010
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

For some New England Patriots fans watching Super Bowl XLII, it did not seem possible that Plaxico Burress, who was sprinting to the corner of the end zone, actually would catch the ball.

On Feb. 3, 2008, those fans could not envision their 18-0 Patriots losing.

But Eli Manning's pass dropped softly into Burress' hands and the Giants produced an unimaginable 17-14 victory in the Arizona desert. Once seemingly minutes away from being deemed the "greatest team in NFL history," ...

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