Boston sports fans have gotta love Throwback Thursdays.
If nothing else, it's an excuse to jump in the time machine and revisit some classic games and plays from past years, and considering how much success the local teams have had, there's no shortage of moments to choose from.
Since the Patriots face the Chargers on Sunday, today was the perfect opportunity to remember a classic moment from a prior matchup between the teams.
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Maybe you're thinking of Troy Brown stripping Marlon McCree after an interception in the 2006 Divisional Round, but Tedy Bruschi chose another memorable play.
That interception in Week 2 of the 2011 season was the first of Vince Wilfork's 13-year career, and he didn't just pick off Philip Rivers. He then rumbled, bumbled and stumbled his way on a 36-yard runback into Chargers' territory, setting up a New England field goal at the end of the first half of what would turn into a 35-21 Pats win.
It's just too bad his teammate Devin McCourty tripped Wilfork up before he could turn the play into a pick-six.
The big nose tackle reveled in his play after the game, saying "We talk a lot of smack here, the offense and defense talking about who are the better athletes. "I think I've got the defense ahead of the offense now. Troy Brown had the offense ahead, but I think I've pushed the defense ahead."
Patriots fans wouldn't mind seeing more Rivers picks on Sunday afternoon, even if they don't come from such an unexpected source.
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