Peyton Manning and the Patriots
Nov. 15, 2009: Colts 35, Patriots 34
The game will be known forever as the fourth-and-2 game. The Patriots faced fourth-and-2 on their own 28, and coach Bill Belichick decided to go for it in an attempt to seal the victory, but Tom Brady's pass to Kevin Faulk (pictured being stopped short) didn't get the yardage and the Colts used the two minutes remaining to hammer home the winning touchdown with just seconds left.
The Patriots dominated the second quarter to pull ahead by 10 at halftime and went ahead 31-14 in the fourth quarter when Randy Moss caught his second touchdown. The Colts answered with two touchdowns while allowing only a field goal to set up the decisive situation. Peyton Manning's one-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne completed the comeback, and the Colts improved to 9-0 on the season.