Granted, Billy Cundiff's game-tying field goal miss sure did assist in the Patriots' success too.
Nonetheless, the Pats' victory in the AFC Championship game over the Baltimore Ravens would have not been possible if guys didn't step up, and in the words of head coach Bill Belichick, "do their job."
When a team signs a player, they can only hope that the acquisition will pay dividends down the road. All 53 men on the roster are there for one reason—to win. The Patriots have found some players who weren't afraid to dig deep when a Super Bowl bid is on the line.
Football is about playing hard for 60 minutes, the following Patriots did exactly that.