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Tom Brady's attempt at a tackle

Tom Brady saved a touchdown after throwing an interception with ... let's be generous and call it a tackle.

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Tom Brady, defensive MVP.


On first and 10, from his own 20, Tom Brady looked deep for Wes Welker in the seam, but overthrew his favorite target. Carlos Rogers had his sights set on the end zone and a pick-six, but Brady, the athletic marvel that he is, made the play to ... well, he kinda made Rogers stumble, and then trip. Sorta. And that ended up being a huge stop, because just two plays later, the Patriots actual defense forced a fumble, preventing the 49ers from expanding their lead.