The New England Patriots were to pull-off a miraculous last-minute rally against the Cleveland Browns today to improve to 10-3 and keep their 1-game lead for the AFC’s No. 2 seed ahead of the 9-4 Cincinnati Bengals. They did so after trailing for the entire game, and with less than two minutes remaining, trailed by 13 points.
But a Julian Edelman two-yard touchdown catch from Tom Brady coupled with a Jordan Poyer unnecessary roughness penalty with 1:01 left to play, and Kyle Arrington recovered an onside kick to give the Pats’ new life.
Then, Browns cornerback Leon McFadden was flagged for pass interference in the end zone with 40 seconds left to play. that looked to be a bad call, and Brady hit Danny Amendola for a touchdown on the next play that ultimately won the game.
But they may have lost their best player early in the game when tight end Rob Gronkowski may have suffered a torn ACL:
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is believed to have a torn ACL, per source. MRI to confirm tomorrow.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 8, 2013
Source says Rob Gronkowski suffered what’s believed to be a torn ACL. MRI tomorrow to confirm. Not surprising but another bad break for him.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 8, 2013
That’s very unfortunate for Gronk if that turns out to be what it it.
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