Christopher L. Gasper Aaron Hernandez’s loss is crucial ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page barry chin/globe staff A fan tried for a photo of Patriots mascot Pat Patriot during the game. Steven Senne/Associated Press Fans cheered for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski before the game against the Cardinals. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Fans held Connecticut license plates supporting their team in the second quarter. Jim Rogash/Getty Images Larry Fitzgerald was unable to catch a ball as Devin McCourty defended in the second half. Steven Senne/Associated Press Paris Lenon, left, and Adrian Wilson, got a grip on Rob Gronkowski during the second half. barry chin/globe staff Larry Fitzgerald pulled in a pass, but the play was called back due to a penalty during the second quarter. barry chin/globe staff Tom Brady called a play in the first quarter. Steven Senne/Associated Press Bill Belichick studied his notes on the sideline in the second quarter. jim davis/globe staff Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels conferred on the bench late in the game. jim davis/globe staff Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was injured on this the play in the first quarter. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Aaron Hernandez held his right lower after the injury. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Aaron Hernandez was then helped from the field. jim davis/globe staff Tom Brady (left) and Wes Welker (right) came off the field together after a second quarter failed third down conversion. Steven Senne/Associated Press Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones pushed Cardinals tackle D'Anthony Batiste out of his way during the first quarter. Steven Senne/Associated Press A replacement official reacted to a ball being thrown in the fourth quarter . barry chin/globe staff Rob Gronkowski landed in the end zone with touchdown late in the fourth quarter. barry chin/globe staff Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb reached into the end zone for a 5 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. jim davis/globe staff An irate Tom Brady screamed at an official that he thought his tight end Rob Gronkowski had been held on a fourth quarter incomplete pass play. jim davis/globe staff Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski stepped into what would have been the game winning field goal in the final seconds. jim davis/globe staff Cardinals players celebrated after Stephen Gostkowski's kick went wide. barry chin/globe staff Patriots fans sat in stunned disbelief after the loss. Jim Davis/Globe Staff A despondent Patriots fan was pictured with his head in his hand after Arizona scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Stephen Gostkowski walked off of the field following the loss.