But Welker did something extraordinary with the ball: he dropped it.
The typically sure-handed slot receiver's drop didn't end the Patriots' drive — it came on second down, and Brady rifled a pass to Deion Branch on third down that was broken up — but if the Patriots relinquish their current 17-15 lead over the New York Giants, it will almost assuredly be remembered as New England's biggest missed opportunity of Super Bowl XLVI.
And, immediately, Welker knew how big his drop was.
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