The Patriots had been forced to give up the ball after receiver Wes Welker failed to make a tough catch that would have given the Pats a key first down as they tried to eat up the clock.
Referee John Parry, talking to another official, was caught on tape saying of the Welker play: "That was the game."
How is it that the refs were determining that the Welker drop was the game? Was Parry that confident Eli would drive down and score. Not sure what was going through this guy's head but he gotta it right in the end?