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Patriots get caught in end

Their defensive scheme worked wonders until Mario Manningham's miraculous grab

Updated: February 6, 2012, 3:26 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- In the somber New England Patriots locker room, where quarterback Tom Brady sat in his full game jersey with a towel draped over his head while staring straight ahead, veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren described the palpable emotion in the air this way: "It's like almost getting to the top of Mount Everest and then falling back down."

To lose this way to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, it was a déjà vu punch in the gut from four years ago.

"You ...

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