Pats fans still have post-traumatic stress disorder following the Colts miraculous comeback in the 2006 AFC Championship Game. The 4th and 2 game in 2009 was yet another punch to the gut. So last year, with Peyton Manning and the Colts roaring back from a huge 2nd half deficit, Patriots Nation was all but prepared for yet another disaster.
Then, the seemingly unthinkable happened. Instead of throwing a game-winning touchdown pass to the end zone, Manning lobbed up a turkey that was subsequently hauled in by James Sanders. Many people were pointing fingers at Manning after the game for throwing such a bad pass. To be fair though, Jermaine Cunningham brought some solid pressure on the pass rush, and Sanders did make a pretty nice grab, falling backwards to ice the game.
No single play in 2010 made me happier than this one, which is why it's ranked solidly at #2.
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