The New England Patriots pulled off a classic victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
In a skin of their teeth victory following one of the team’s less than stellar performances, they beat the Baltimore Ravens in a thriller that came down to field goal kick the Ravens missed with 11 seconds remaining in the game.
Sporting victories are a bit like hotly contested elections.
A close election can be won by a single vote.
A close football game can separate going to the Super Bowl from going home with a loss by a field goal – and that’s exactly what happened Sunday.
The bookmakers said it would be close but still, if you bet on the Patriots, they needed to win by 7 ½ points or you lost your bet.
Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady apologized for his poor play.
“In two weeks I’ll be back and I hope to be much better than I was today,” he said Sunday.
Good luck to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.