The Patriots took over when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble at the Cardinals' 30-yard line with 1:01 left. A 30-yard run into the end zone by Danny Woodhead was nullified by a holding penalty against Rob Gronkowski. New England then moved to the 24 before Tom Brady spiked the ball to stop the clock with six seconds remaining.
But Gostkowski, who had made his other four field-goal attempts, sent a 42-yard try wide to the left.
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