If you asked me to sum up the Patriots season so far in just one play, this would be my submission.
New Orleans punts on fourth-and-nine at 9:09 in the first quarter. Patriots lead 3-0. Julian Edelman fields it at the 22-yard line, but with a mass of fleur-di-lis descending, he tosses a lateral to Aqib Talib. Of course, at that point, it's basically a fumble. Talib recovers it. New England loses 11 yards on the play.
Your 2013 Patriots in one play.