I wanted to revisit this thread and just give a shout out to the great job that Lebeau and his defense did against Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski. The man to man coverage just threw the Pats all out of whack, something they didn't expect. That freed up the linebackers and safeties to really help out in the intermediate and underneath coverage. Plus the guys just made plays, they were sure tacklers most of the time and hitting hard every chance they got.
Gronkowski still had 97 yds receiving I think but that was it, everyone else was neutralized.