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James Sanders' adjustment pays off

Patriots safety reads situation to set up key interception of Peyton Manning

Updated: November 22, 2010, 12:54 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The defensive call on the New England Patriots' game-sealing interception was to double-team the Indianapolis Colts' wide receivers. But safety James Sanders went slightly off the script and the result paid off big.

That sums up the defining play in what looked, for a moment, like it would be another Patriots collapse on par with "fourth-and-2." Instead, the Patriots came away with a 31-28 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Sanders' job was to help on receiver ...

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