"Players elevating their game" lead Pats to win

"Players elevating their game" lead Pats to win
October 13, 2013, 8:45 pm

Nearly everyone had written the Patriots off to lose to the Saints after Tom Brady threw an interception with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter.

However, the Patriots got the ball back with 1:13, and marched down the field, capping the drive off with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds left in the game for a 30-27 win.

Michael Felger, Troy Brown, and Mike Flynn sat down on PostGame Live to discuss an improbable win that remind many of the good old days.

“You are getting the feeling right now of the Patriots of old, from the early to the mid 2000s, about this football team,” Brown said. “A lot of things can go wrong for them, but they never quit. They seemed to be the more prepared team especially in certain situations, although we questioned a few of them late in the game, they seemed to be the more prepared team week in and week out when it comes to these kind of games.”

Even though Brady threw an interception that seemed to cost the Patriots, he bounced back and looked like vintage Brady with his game-winning drive.

“Great players elevating their game,” Flynn said. “As disappointing as that interception was before, most guys are in the tank. [Brady] comes back to make some great plays to atone for that mistake.”