Moore's slap saves Patriots' season

Undrafted rookie poked away would-be go-ahead touchdown in closing minute

Updated: January 23, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It had not been a particularly sterling game for Patriots cornerback Sterling Moore.

But New England is heading back to the Super Bowl, and Sterling Moore had a hand in sending the Patriots to Indianapolis, courtesy of their nail-biting 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game in Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Moore, an undrafted rookie, actually had a large hand in the dramatic win, as in his right hand, which he used to punch the ball out ...

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