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Patriots’ Super Bowl win completes improbable journey

Team went from 1-3 to NFL champions on a roller coaster

NEW ORLEANS - The 48-yard field goal off the strong leg of Adam Vinatieri sailed through the uprights. In a suspended moment that lasted no more than a second or two, Vinatieri’s arms were raised and the Patriots sideline crashed onto the turf at the Superdome, displaying some of the most intense and heartfelt emotion ever seen in the sport.

The World Champion New England Patriots.

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