Looking for a reason to re-live the Patriots' last win of the season? Go ahead. Sweep those memories of the Super Bowl under the rug, and take a trip back in time to the AFC Championship Game with the guys at Pro Football Focus.
They've put together a Top-10 of the best 3-4 defensive end performances of last season, and Vince Wilfork is featured near the top of the list for his other-worldly performance in the AFC title game against the Ravens.
According to PFF, it was the third-most dominant performance of the season by a 3-4 defensive end last season. Here's what they had to say about Wilfork's game that day:
Anyone who watched the Patriots squeak out a victory to get to the Super Bowl will have seen Vince Wilfork at his absolute best. It wasnt just the sack and five hurries, or the three defensive stops in the run game that got Wilfork such a high rating, it was how he did it: dominating Michael Oher and Marshal Yanda like few others have. The Ravens offensive line hadnt faced anything like that for quite some time.