Pats season ends with "crash landing" and no title

Updated: January 21, 2013, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline, removed his helmet and sat on the bench.

A fourth-quarter comeback chance was gone. The end of his season was less than seven minutes away.

Playoff games leave teams with "either euphoria or crash landing.

"For us," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday, "it was crash landing."

Not even the NFL's best offense ...

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