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Littlefield On Sports: Welker's Missed Catch Is Now A Part Of Boston Sports Lore07:31
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Wes Welker could not catch a pass late in the second half of the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Wes Welker could not catch a pass late in the second half of the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

If the Patriots' loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday proved anything, it's the old maxim that football truly is a game of inches. And if there was any one play from the game that illustrated that point better, it was Wes Welker's crucial missed catch with four minutes to go in the game.

The play was a rare misfire between Welker and Tom Brady. Instead of giving the Patriots a chance to extend their lead, the miss gave the ball back to the Giants. Everyone know what happened next.

But what went wrong on the play, and where does the play rank in Boston's long, sometimes excruciating sports history? Bill Littlefield of Only a Game joins us to share his take.

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This program aired on February 8, 2012.

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