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Chidi Ahanotu ...
Himself - St. Louis Rams Left Defensive End
Joe Andruzzi ...
Himself - New England Patriots Right Guard
Adam Archuleta ...
Himself - St. Louis Rams Strong Safety
John Baker ...
Himself - St. Louis Rams Punter
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Himself - New England Patriots Head Coach
Drew Bledsoe ...
Himself - New England Patriots Quarterback
Dre Bly ...
Himself - St. Louis Rams Cornerback-Punt Returner
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Himself - New England Patriots Quarterback
Troy Brown ...
Himself - New England Patriots Wide Receiver-Kick / Punt Returner
Issac Bruce ...
Himself - St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver
Tedy Bruschi ...
Himself - New England Patriots Middle Linebacker
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Herself - SBS Australia Field Correspondent
Trung Candidate ...
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Herself - National Anthem Performer
Je'Rod Cherry ...
Himself - New England Patriots Safety
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Amid celebrations of America months after the tragedies of September 2001, the National Football League's AFC-NFC World Championship Game occurred in February 2002 between the AFC-champion New England Patriots and the NFC-champion St. Louis Rams. The Rams had won Superbowl XXXIV and were overwhelming favorites, while the Patriots had seen starter Drew Bledsoe injured and replaced by Tom Brady only to see Brady injured in the AFC title game and Bledsoe step in and win the game. The Patriots shocked the Rams early on and had a 17-3 lead, but a late Rams rally with a touchdown from Ricky Proehl tied the score, forcing a last-minute drive by Brady for one last opportunity to win. Written by Michael Daly

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The Upset Of The Century
2 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superbowl XXXVI was perhaps the most emotionally draining game in the event's history. Taking place mere months after the 2001 act of war that was September 11, the event went out of its way to salute America and its resistance to international terror. The two teams in contention were both superb examples of the small-town ethic that is America in the St. Louis Rams of the midwest and the New England Patriots of Foxboro, MA.

The Patriots were 14-point underdogs derided for their lack of star power and also for the quarterback controversy surrounding their win in the AFC Title game the week before. The Rams basked in the glow of attention granted Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Ricky Proehl, and the other members of their high-octane offense and strong defense. The Patriots, meanwhile, had seen season-starter Drew Bledsoe, plagued by outside doubts as to his ability under second-year coach Bill Belichick, injured in the team's second game, and low-ranked backup Tom Brady elevated to starter. From there the Patriots went on a tear, winning 11 games in the regular season and then a controversial game over the Oakland Raiders in the AFC divisional playoffs. In the AFC Title game in overwhelmingly favored Pittsburg Brady was injured and Bledsoe came off the bench, scored a touchdown, drove the team for a key field goal, and led the team to the big upset win.

Now the Rams and Patriots were slotted to meet for the world championship of professional football. They had met earlier in the year in Foxboro in a 24-17 win by the Rams, a win that coach Mike Martz acknowledged was against a Superbowl-caliber team. The Patriots proved that with an early INT by Ty Law for a touchdown, and a Brady to David Patten TD late in the first half.

But the decisive pivot came when Warner was hit at the Patriots 1-yard line, fumbled, and Tebucky Jones of the Patriots ran in for the touchdown - except a controversial holding penalty on Willie McGinest negated the Pats' score and allowed the Rams to punch in for a TD. Late in the game a pass to Ricky Proehl tied the game at 17, and with less than two minutes to go Tom Brady was faced with a drive to kick a winning field goal against a Rams defense that had stiffened when it had to the most.


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