The New England Patriots are known for having one of the best receiving corps with the likes of Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
Throughout the course of the 2011 season, these receivers came up so big for the Patriots with huge receptions in key situations—that was not the case Sunday night.
Late in the fourth quarter during New England's final two possessions, the Patriots dropped four consecutive passes that directly affected the result of the game.
It all started when Wes Welker dropped a wide-open pass that would have ultimately won the game and then Deion Branch dropped two in a row on the final drive, as well as Aaron Hernandez dropping one.
The Patriots simply had too many costly drops.