GMC Never Say Never Moment
It was surprise that Welker was not called for pass interference on the play, as it appeared he hit Talib after Peyton Manning threw the ball to Demaryius Thomas. It was the second straight season that Talib was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game, and this time it was a devastating blow. Talib was the best last man standing on a Patriots defense that lost Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and Tommy Kelly.
New England started the season looking like it had its best defense in a decade. By season's end, it was the same ragtag, overmatched bunch that often struggled to get stops in the playoffs. The Patriots gave up 507 yards, more than any other game in the Belichick era.