Boston's 10 greatest wins of 2011
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8. Brady takes down Tebow, BroncosScore: 41-23
Date: Dec. 18
In the most hyped regular-season NFL game in recent memory, it was Tom Brady's Patriots -- not Tim Tebow's Broncos -- who came out on top. Although Tebow was a handful for the Patriots, it wasn't close after the Patriots scored 27 unanswered points to rally from a nine-point deficit. Brady threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Aaron Hernandez -- not Wes Welker or Rob Gronkowski -- led all receivers with 129 yards and a touchdown.